IHC moved against electioneering ordinance

ISLAMABAD: A former local government official from the capital on Monday challenged The Elections (Amendment) Ordinance, 2022, in the Islamabad High Court (IHC).

The plaintiff claimed the ordinance was based on malice and through it, public office holders have been permitted to take part in electioneering.

The court has been requested to strike down the ordinance.

Justice Aamer Farooq, after the initial hearing on the plea, issued notices to the secretary of the president and Attorney General Khalid Javed Khan.

The further hearing on the plea was adjourned until March 15.

On the other hand, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) also decided to consult political parties over changes made to laws governing the code of conduct for elections by the federal government.

According to reports citing sources, the decision was made in a meeting headed by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja.

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