Peshawar High Court suspends by-polls on seats of 24 PTI MNAs

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PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Friday suspended schedule of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) of holding by-elections on 24 National Assembly seats of PTI MNAs.

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The PTI last week had moved to Peshawar High Court (PHC) seeking the suspension of the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) by-election schedule for 24 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) National Assembly (NA) seats, scheduled to be held on March 16 and 19.

The by-elections were scheduled to be held in the constituencies of NA-4 Swat, NA-17 Haripur, NA-18 Swabi, NA-25 and NA- 26 Nowshera, NA-32 Kohat, NA-38 Dera Ismail Khan and NA-43 Khyber.

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Earlier on Thursday, the PHC judges appeared irked by PTI’s approach towards NA, saying PTI lawmakers think the National Assembly resignations process is a “child’s play” as they now want to return to the lower house.

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