MQM’s lawyer absent; ECP adjourns hearing about PS-114 by-polls

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan adjourned on Monday the hearing over recounting of votes in PS-114 by-elections as the petitioner’s lawyer could not attend the proceeding.

According to the petitioner, Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan’s Kamran Tessori, his lawyer has suddenly fallen ill, which is why he could not attend the hearing. Tessori requested the court to adjourned the hearing for two days. Therefore, the hearing will now be held on July 19.

However, the chief election commissioner said if the lawyer does not appear in the next hearing, a verdict would be announced.