SHC rejects MQM-P plea for urgent hearing of delimitation case.


KARACHI -- The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday rejected a request by Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) for urgent hearing of its petition challenging an Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) notification regarding delimitation for local government constituencies in Sindh.

Justice Khadim Hussain Sheikh, a member of the bench that took up the application calling for urgent hearing, remarked that the high court cannot grant stay order against the process of delimitation.

Advocate Obaidur Rehman, representing the petitioners, contended before the bench that the MQM-P being a political party will suffer losses in local body elections because of new delimitations, insisting on early hearing of the petition.

The SHC bench, however, said the case may involve lengthy arguments, due to which it is not possible for the court to hear and decide the...

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