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PML-N moves court over Pakistan presidential poll`s date

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 20:59

Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif`s party Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) on Tuesday approached the Supreme Court, seeking a change in the date of the presidential election from Aug 6 to July 30.
The ruling party moved the petition in light of the Election Commission`s decision to not defer the earlier date, which it has fixed for Aug 6.

The government had requested for re-scheduling of the election date, saying a number of parliamentarians have proceeded to Saudi Arabia for a pilgrimage to Mecca besides observing Eitkaaf -- spiritual gathering for last 10 days of Ramadan.


First Published: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 20:58
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