LAHORE - A constitutional petition has been filed in the Supreme Court Lahore registry against delimitations for local bodies’ election being introduced by all provincial governments.

Wattan Party through Barrister Zafarullah Khan has challenged the delimitations for local bodies’ election submitting that it is against the Constitution.

He says that it is the powers of Election Commission of Pakistan to make delimitations for local bodies’ election and the provincial governments wants to make delimitation.

The petitioner requests the court to stop the governments from misusing their powers for making ‘new delimitations’.

He further requests the court to take the matter immediately as the matter is sensitive and has great significance.

In another case, the Lahore High Court adjourned until March 12, the further hearing of bail applications of six accused of lynching Christian couple in Kot Radha Kishan for their alleged involvement in blasphemy of Holy Quran last year.

Accused namely Arsalan Latif, Usman Latif, Harish Bashir, Waqas Bashir, Muhammad Hanif and another had filed the bail application after the trial court had rejected their bail applications.

Sajjad Masih and his wife Shama Bibi, brick kiln workers in Kot Radha Kishan, Kasur were brutally killed on November 4, 2014 by a mob of over 400 people for allegedly desecrating the Holy Quran.

Mourning day in courts

Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) Monday announced observing ‘Mourning Day’ today (Tuesday) to condemn terrorists’ attack on Islamabad district courts last year.

PBC Vice-Chairman Azam Nazir Tarar criticised government for not arresting the culprits involved in the attack of Islamabad courts. He demanded the government to take security measures for the security of courts and the litigants.

The lawyers will wear black-bands as a protest against the terrorism, however, they will appear in the courts and mark the day as mourning day today.