SHC extends stay on printing ballot papers

Karachi: The Sindh High Court SHC on Wednesday extended stay order on printing of ballot papers of 11 recently delimited constituencies of the National Assembly and the Sindh Assembly in Karachi till April 26.

The application was filed by MQM leader Advocate Farough Naseem, who had asked the court to restrain the ECP from printing voters’ lists of the redrawn constituencies, as any change in the electoral lists was void and illegal after the start of the election process.

The applicant had submitted that the MQM had already challenged the redrawing of the constituencies in the SHC that reserved the judgment on its petition.

On Monday, ECP law officer Abdullah Hanjrah had informed the court that electoral list have been printed, however he had added that process of ballot papers will be started soon.

The court had stayed the printing of ballot papers of 11 constituencies.

A division bench of SHC continued the stay order till April 26.