Just in:  

You are here: Home»Market Data»Stocks & Bonds»Reference against ECP members turned down by SJC

Reference against ECP members turned down by SJC

The Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) on Monday turned down a reference filed against the members of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) Gohar Nawaz filed a reference on August 26, seeking the ECP members' dismissal on the charge that they were unable to discharge their constitutional responsibilities during the general elections 2013.

Gohar also accused the ECP of committing electoral irregularities in the general elections, urging the SJC to unseat the Commission members as per Article 209 of the Constitution of Pakistan. After the initial hearing of the counsel, SJC led by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali dismissed the reference due to insufficient material provided by the petitioner to substantiate his claim against the ECP members. Article 209 states that "if, on information from any source, the SJC or the President is of the opinion that a Judge of the Supreme Court or of a High Court, (a) may be incapable of properly performing the duties of his office by reason of physical or mental incapacity; or (b) may have been guilty of misconduct, the President shall direct the Council to or the Council may, on its own motion, inquire into the matter.

"If, after inquiring into the matter, the Council reports to the President that it is of the opinion, (a) that the Judge is incapable of performing the duties of his office or has been guilty of misconduct, and (b) that he should be removed from office, the President may remove the Judge from office".

Copyright Business Recorder, 2015


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,798.49 0.08
Arrow Nasdaq 5,127.52 0.22
Arrow S&P 2,090.11 0.06
Arrow FTSE 6,375.15 0.28
Arrow DAX 11,293.76 0.24
Arrow CAC-40 4,930.14 0.32
Arrow Nikkei 19,883.94 0.30
Arrow H.Seng 22,068.32 1.87
Arrow Sensex 26,128.20 0.65

Wholesale Camping Equipment from China at 

New 2015 adidas and Nike Soccer Cleats at Kicks Corner uk

Ad Asia 2015

Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.197 bln
Exports $1.729 bln
Imports $3.926 bln
WeeklyNovember 23, 2015
Reserves $19.713 bln