LAHORE - The Lahore High Court Monday issued notices to federal government and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan in an intra court appeal (ICA) against dismissal of petition seeking directions to set aside establishment of judicial commission probing into alleged rigging in general election, 2013.

Advocate AK Dogar had filed the appeal and submitted that a single bench dismissed his writ petition on the matter. The PTI through its Punjab leadership had become party in the case and defended the establishment of the commission. The single bench had dismissed the petition against judicial commission under General Elections 2013 Inquiry Commission Ordinance holding that it was not maintainable.

The lawyer stated that the impugned ordinance was not only in violation of Article 225 of the Constitution. He said that the Commission was made after the pressure of the opposition parties on the government. He stated the election matters could only be raised before election tribunals. He prayed the court to set aside the order passed by the single bench and allowed his appeal against the establishment of the poll inquiry commission.

The division bench comprising Justice Shahid Waheed and Justice Ali Akbar Qureshi issued notices to the government. The Court will resume hearing on July 14.