LAHORE: The Supreme Court on Sunday suspended an important Lahore High Court order regarding nomination papers and said general election would be held on 25 July.
The LHC on Friday had directed the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to include all mandatory information and declarations in nomination papers (Form A and Form for upcoming general election 2018, which were previously available in the 2013 general election.
Justice Ayesha A. Malik of the Lahore High Court in her verdict on petitions challenging new nomination papers ruled that the new forms did not provide mandatory information and declarations as required by the Constitution and the law.
However, the ECP and former Speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq challenged the order in the Supreme Court today.
In its petition, the ECP said the decision could disturb the election schedule, praying to the apex court to annul the decision of Lahore High Court.
While accepting the petitions, Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar in his remarks said elections will be held on 25th of July at all costs.