Mohsin's appointment: Fresh notices to Centre, ECP.

LAHORE -- The Lahore High Court on Tuesday issued fresh notices to the federal government, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and other respondents on a petition of former interior minister Sheikh Rashid challenging the appointment of Mohsin Naqvi as caretaker chief minister of Punjab.

Advocate Azhar Siddique appeared on behalf of the petitioner and stated that the respondents had not filed their replies despite notices issued on the previous hearing.

Justice Shahid Karim issued fresh notices and directed the respondents to submit the replies by March 27.

The petitioner alleged that the respondent (Naqvi) was the owner of a media house that was prima facie involved in `regime change` against Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and had been actively working for the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM).

He said Naqvi was involved in a case of corruption and corrupt practices made by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) where he opted for a voluntary return of the ill-gotten money. He...

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