MIRPUR/KARACHI - Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Tuesday filed a writ petition in Azad Jammu & Kashmir High Court against the postponement of the elections, to the two seats of AJK Legislative Assembly in constitutency LA-30 (Jammu and others) and LA-36 (Kashmir Valley) belonging to the Jammu & Kashmir refugees, living in Karachi and other concerned areas by the AJK Election Commission, official sources said. A spokesperson of the MQM in Mirpur told The Nation here on Tuesday night that Tahir Khokhar, the Parliamentary leader of MQM in the sitting AJK Legislative Assembly filed the writ petition in the AJK HC in Muzaffarabad. The AJK High Court has fixed June 30th as the next date of hearing, directing the respondents including the AJK Election Commission to appear before the court on Thursday (tomorrow) to respond to the petition. Earlier, the Sindh High Court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing regarding postponement of the June 26th polling in Karachi for two Azad Jammu and Kashmir Assembly seats, till July 1st, while directing the petitioner to move to AJK High Court with the petition, as the SHC will proceed the petition in the view of AJK High Court decision. A Division Bench comprising Justice Muhammad Ather Saeed and Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi was hearing a Constitutional petition filed by MQM challenging the decision regarding the postponement of the elections on Karachi seats. Barrister Dr.Farogh Naseem appeared on behalf of the petitioner before the court and submitted his preliminary arguments saying that DIG headquarters had submitted a baseless report to the AJK Election Commission regarding poor law and order situation in the metropolitan, wherein he suggested the authorities concerned to postpone the elections in Karachi. The DIG also showed the situation in the metropolitan as worst, the petitioner added. On the basis of such fake report the polling was postponed by the Election Commission, he contended. He stated that there was no need to postpone the election but they had announced the decision without any justification. The counsel further said that that two days ago the Chief Minister had declared that the law and order situation was under control, and had expressed his satisfaction over the situation in the metropolis. On the occasion, the court told that it was not the duty of the court to conduct the election nor the government was authorised to do so, it was the responsibility of the Election Commission of AJK to hold the elections. The court directed the petitioner to move to the AJK High Court with the petition, and the SHC will proceed with the petition in the view of the court decision. The petition has been moved by two MQM former Assembly members Saleem Butt and Tahir Khokar against the postponement of the elections. The petitioners stated that their party was pressurised by the ruling PPP at all levels for pulling out of one of the two seats of Karachi and having seen that the MQM brushed off their unjustified demand. However, the elections were postponed on the pretext of law and order situation, they stated. AJK Chief Election Commissioner, Federal and provincial governments and Sindh IG were cited as respondents in the petition. The petitioners pleaded to declare the order to postpone the election as null and void and direct the government and the concerned authorities to hold free and fair elections. The petitioners also prayed to the SHC for immediate polling on two seats of Kashmiri immigrants in Karachi.