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The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday urged the Supreme Court of Pakistan to extend the time period for delimitation of constituencies to four months for holding local governments (LG) elections in Punjab and Sindh. An official of ECP said that the commission had sought four months time for completing the delimitation process.

The then army chief and President, Pervez Musharraf, had issued the order of proclamation of emergency rule on November 3, 2007 in his personal capacity. This was stated by the prosecution side in a high treason case against the former army dictator.
Lahore High Court Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial, here on Wednesday while hearing a petition of Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq sought assistance from Attorney General and Election Commission of Pakistan on May 07 on the point of role of returning officer (RO) after holding of the elections.
The Lahore High Court on Wednesday rejecting a report about the establishment of rehabilitation centres inside Lahore and Rawalpindi jails observed Punjab jails have become hub of drug dealing but government has closed its eyes. "The menace of drug addiction is rampant in the country and government is virtually making no effort to eliminate curse of drug, the court added.
The Supreme Court has dismissed Punjab government's petition against payment of double pension to all pensioners crossing the age of 75 years after restoration of commuted portion of pension along with all increases announced by the government for pensioners from time to time.
A petition has been filed in the High Court of Sindh against Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources, Privatization Commission, Pakistan Petroleum Limited and The Trustees PPL Employees Empowerment Trust against their alleged plan to discontinue giving benefits to PPL employees under Benazir Employees Stock Option Scheme (BESOS).
The Supreme Court on Wednesday adjourned the proceedings of a petition filed against the appointment of Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) till today (Thursday). A three-member bench headed by Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk resumed the hearing of a petition filed by Pakistan Tehreek-I-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan against the appointment of Qamar Zaman Chaudhry as chairman NAB.


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