SHC suggests three names for 3 election tribunals in province

May 28, 2013 Off By Web Desk

Karachi: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on the Tuesday proposed the names of three former district and sessions judges for the three election tribunals set up in the province. The SHC Registrar had put a note to Chief Justice Mushir Alam in which he expressed reservations about the formation of the Election Tribunals.

He said that a notification for the tribunals was issued without consulting with the high court of the province. It was contended that the Supreme Court had clearly ordered that a judicial forum could only be formed in consultation with the high court of the province.

Later, the SHC Registrar wrote to the ECP to withdraw the heads of the notified tribunals, asking it to appoint a tribunal head as per the decision of the Supreme Court. In response that ECP informed SHC Registrar in letter that it had dissolved election tribunals.

The Chief Justice SHC on Tuesday suggested name of three judges for tribunals set up in Karachi, Hyderabad and Sukkur. He named Zafar Khan Sherwani as head of tribunal in Karachi, Ashfaq Baloch in Hyderabad and Zaheer Din in Sukkur.