A petition challenging the Elections Act 2017 accepted by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Friday accepted a petition challenging the Elections Act 2017 which allows a disqualified parliamentarian to hold party office.

In his petition, Advocate Azhar Siddiqui requested that the apex court declare all sections of the bill as unconstitutional.

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He maintained that barring disqualified lawmakers from running for public office for just five years is a violation of the Constitution.

He added that electing a disqualified person as the head of a political party is tantamount to killing the Constitution’s spirit.

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