Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday admitted review petition filed by Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) against the delimitation of Karachi for hearing.
During the hearing the court also dismissed the objections on the plea leveled by the Registrar Office and took up the MQM’s petition for formal hearing
It should be mentioned here that the MQM in its review petition, challenged the judicial rulings dated November 26 and 28, 2012.
Speaking to media outside the court MQM counsel, Barrister Farrogh Nasim said that though the party had no objection over court orders, it only challenged its implementation as according to law delimitations could not be carried out before Census.
He said the honourable court itself had ruled in its October 06 2012 verdict that the process should be carried out as per law.
The stance has been shared by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice (retd) Fakhruddin G. Ibrahim, Naseem said.
n Nov 26, a five-member bench of the apex court had observed that the constituencies in Karachi should be delimited in a manner that they comprise “mixed population” to avoid political polarisation.