SHC to hear suit against Pak China Business Council election on July 13

KARACHI: A single judge of High Court of Sindh will hear a  suit  filed by a member of Pak China Business Council of FPCCI (Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce & Industry) pertaining to alleged abuse of election process on July 13.

The suit was fixed for hearing on June 29 and all respondents were put on notice wide order dated 22-6-2020 but no one from defendant side turned up at which the bench deferred the matter till July 13.

Zafar who filed nomination paper for a seat of Director of Board of Directors of the said council, pleaded in his suit that FPCCI announced the election schedule after which he filed the nomination. According to him voter list contained names of 238 members. He maintained that soon after, the elections scheduled to be held on 21-02-2020. 

It was further maintained by Plaintiff that FPCCI suddenly postponed the elections and reschedule the same under “Revised Process” to be held on 24-6-2020. A new list of voters was issued increasing number of voters from 238 to 635.

A bench of Sindh High Court hearing the suit on 22-6-2020 issued notice to the respondents for 29-6-2020 restraining the President and Deputy Secretary General International Affairs & Marketing Division from holding elections.

Mr Zafar Hussain maintains that in view of restraining order, elections of Directors of Council now under challenge could be held only after decision of the suit.

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