Karachi: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday dismissed the review petition of the Election Commission over delimitation of Karachi’s constituencies and said that it has no link with the census.
The review petition was dismissed by a larger-bench of the apex court headed by Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali during the hearing of Karachi law and order case.
During the hearing, Justice Jamali said that delimitation had no link with the census, adding that census needed only to increase or decrease the seats in National and provincial assemblies.
The EC’s counsel told the court that the delimitation could led to delay in election.
On this, Justice Khilji Arif Hussain remarked that the court would not let anyone to dream about delay in election.
Moreover, the Inspector General of Police Sindh also submit his apology over not including names of few officers in list in his written reply to show-cause notice of contempt of court.
The bench accepted the IG’s apology and withdrawn the contempt notice against him.
The IG also ensured the court that action will be taken against the police officers involved criminal proceeding.