The Supreme Court of Pakistan inquired the Punjab Govt. to reply to a suggestion regarding the appellate jurisdiction to be vested in the district and sessions judge to decide objections raised against delimitation of different wards under the existing laws relating to local government elections.
A bench chaired by the Chief Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani had taken the appeal of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) against a Dec 31, 2013, verdict of the Lahore High Court which had set aside the delimitation in the province.
The Supreme court asked Additional Advocate General of Punjab Hanif Khatiana to seek instructions from the relevant authorities and inform it about their stance on the suggestion.
Under Section 19 of the Punjab Local Government Act 2013, the ECP enjoys the authority to hear objections to delimitation, but the law has been declared illegal by the LHC.