Supreme Court to hear Defence Ministry’s plea for simultaneous elections across country

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday is scheduled to hear the defense ministry’s plea to hold simultaneous elections across the country.

A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial will hear the petition at 11:30 am.

The three-member bench comprises Justice Ijazul Ahsan and Justice Muneeb Akhtar.

The Ministry of Defense submitted a sealed petition to the Supreme Court, and the Ministry of Defense took the stand in the petition that the order of simultaneous elections should be ordered across the country and the Supreme Court should withdraw the order of elections in Punjab.

In the petition, it had been requested that the court should order elections on the completion of the term of Sindh and Balochistan Assemblies and given the ongoing security situation in the country, the Supreme Court should withdraw the decision of April 4.

It may be recalled that a three-member bench of the Supreme Court ordered to hold elections in Punjab on May 14, besides the Supreme Court had ordered the State Bank to provide funds to the Election Commission, but the National Assembly rejected the resolution to release the funds.