CEC calls meeting to address PTI’s petition against Section 144 in Lahore

Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja has convened the meeting and that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will meet on Monday, March 13 to address the PTI’s appeals against the “illegal imposition” of Section 144 and the prohibition on the party’s rallies in Lahore.

The election watchdog announced that the meeting will take place tomorrow at 10:30 am in a tweet.

The PTI complained to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Sunday over the caretaker Punjab government’s illegal imposition of Section 144 in Lahore in advance of its electoral rally there.

PTI Chairman Imran Khan announced a new rally in Lahore last night, seemingly in defiance of the interim government’s crackdown on the party’s March 8 election rally.

The Punjab interim government immediately after the announcement invoked Section 144 to forbid public gatherings, citing worries following a Pakistan Super League (PSL) match in the city.

PTI leader and attorney Babar Awan stated in a media talk on Sunday morning that a petition had been sent to the Central Secretariat of the election authority in Islamabad protesting the use of Section 144 in Lahore.