ECP grants more time to PML-N for holding intra-party polls even 'half-heartedly'.

ISLAMABAD -- The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday gave more time to the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) for holding the much-delayed intra-party elections.

A bench headed by Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja directed the PML-N to hold the elections till March 14 after hearing arguments from the lawyer of the political party.

During the hearing, the lawyer said the intra-party polls were delayed due to some circumstances, adding that elections of Shehbaz Sharif, who is PML-N president, as prime minister was one of the factors. He said that party Secretary General Ahsan Iqbal would return to Pakistan from Geneva from Jan 14, adding that the polls would be held by Jan 31.

To which, ECP...

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