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Supreme Court endorses ECP’s amended nomination papers

Islamabad: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday endorsed the amended nomination papers of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

A three-member bench of the apex court headed by the Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, while hearing a case pertaining to electoral reforms, remarked that the ECP had not violated the law by printing the amended nomination papers.

“The printing of amended nomination papers is according to the law and the Constitution,” the court said in the order and added that the people had a right to know everything about their representative.

The bench also ordered the ECP to strictly follow the Article 218 of the Constitution to hold free and fair election in the country.

Earlier, the Chief Justice inquired that the incumbent government was going to complete its 5-year term, what steps had been taken so far for the electoral reforms.