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IHC Announces Verdict In Fourth Schedule List Case

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday announced that Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) cannot disqualify a member of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly over his name being in the fourth schedule list.

The short judgment was announced by judge-bench of IHC headed by Justice Amir Farooq, stating that ECP does not have authority to disqualify an MPA over his name being in the fourth schedule list.

Earlier on 12th September 2017, a four-member ECP bench headed by Chief Election Commissioner heard on a petition seeking disqualification of PTI MPA Shah Mohammad Khan.

Petitioner Naeem Khan, in his petition, alleged MPA Shah Mohammad and Member of District Council Gul Baz Khan of being ‘enemies of the state’.