Opposing the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf demand for verification of thumb impressions in some constituencies of National Assembly, the federal government on Thursday urged the Supreme Court to dispose of PTI’s petition as the demand was unconstitutional. The PTI pleaded before the court for a vote recount through a thumb impression verification in NA-110, NA-122, NA-125 and NA-154.
The federal government submitted its reply through Additional Attorney General. In a para-wise reply to the PTI petition, the government stated that the apex court could not hear the petitions pertaining to elections under Article 184-3 and only election tribunals could hear such petitions under Article 225. The government’s reply further stated that election tribunals are already hearing cases of NA-110, 122, 125 and 154.
SOURCE: RECORDER REPORT