First Supreme Court hearing on Senate elections in a few minutes
The presidential reference regarding holding of Senate elections through open ballot was heard in the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court has issued notices to the Advocate Generals of the four provinces, including the Election Commission, Chairman Senate, Speaker National Assembly, Speakers of the four Provincial Assemblies, Attorney General and Advocate General Islamabad, on the presidential reference regarding holding the Senate elections through open ballot. ۔
The Dalit also ordered the publication of notices in newspapers that anyone could make suggestions to the court on the matter within two weeks.
A larger bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Gulzar Ahmed and comprising Justice Mushir Alam, Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan and Justice Yahya Afridi held the first hearing on the presidential reference in a few minutes.
Attorney General Khalid Javed Khan told the court that the president had sought the court’s opinion on the constitutional question of holding the Senate elections through open ballot.