SC disposes of pleas against Haripur, Quetta delimitations


ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Thursday rejected a plea for the correction of variations in the population distribution of two provincial assembly constituencies of Haripur district.

The petitioners had challenged the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) order of April 9, 2018, after pointing out variations in the population of voters in both PK-40 and PK-42 constituencies and sought for correction by ordering fresh delimitation.

The CJP disposed of this petition along with nine others that had challenged delimitation in Kacchi and Jhal Magsi areas.

“We will not affect delimitation across the country,” said the CJP. “I will personally hear all the petitions regarding delimitation.”

Later on, the CJP also dismissed petitions against the delimitation of Quetta.

The cases were earlier being heard by the Islamabad High Court and the Balochistan High Court but have now been taken up by the apex court.