LHC nullifies PP-35, PP-59 delimitations

LAHORE  -  The Lahore High Court (LHC) delivering a significant blow to recent electoral changes on Friday nulli­fied the delimitations of not one but two crucial provincial constituencies, namely PP-35 Wazirabad and PP-59 Gujranwala. The sweeping verdict demands immediate ac­tion from the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), instructing a com­prehensive review of the contentious delimitations. The aftermath of this le­gal juggernaut has been amplified by the vocifer­ous outcry from PML-N Senator Azam Nazir Tarar, who, while addressing the media, highlighted that an alarming 22 percent of the population found itself ad­versely affected by these new electoral boundaries. The ECP, unfortunately, failed to provide any co­herent justification for the disconcerting altera­tions, adding fuel to the fiery criticism from politi­cal quarters. Meanwhile, Justice Shujaat Ali Khan of the Lahore High Court on Friday referred a peti­tion, filed by former Paki­stan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan against his five-year dis­qualification in Toshakha­na case, to a five-member bench for hearing.

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