| GEO Pakistan|
| SC admits Rashid’s plea on by-polls|
| Updated at: 1809 PST, Monday, December 21, 2009|
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has admitted the plea filed by Awami Muslim League leader Sheikh Rashid against the decision of Lahore High Court about by-elections on NA-55.
In his remarks, the chief justice said this election could also be held for giving orders to the governor.
A three-member bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry heard the Sheikh Rashid’s plea. The court, by admitting it for formal hearing, issued notices to Punjab Government and Election Commission.
In his remarks during the hearing, the chief justice stressed on conducing the by-elections in line with the Consultation.
Awami Muslim League leader Sheikh Rashid complained that the Punjab government was not conducting by-polls within 60 days. In fact, it was making excuses to avert the by-elections.
On this, the chief justice said that if Punjab government did not hold by-polls, it would order the governor to do so.