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Article 62, 63: LHC takes notice of data discrepancies

April 13, 2013

The Lahore High Court building. — File photo

LAHORE: A full bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Saturday issued a written order in the case pertaining to the implementation of Article 62 and 63 of the Constitution on nominees hoping to contest the coming general election, DawnNews reported.

The bench, headed by Justice Ijazul Hasan, moreover took notice of the discrepancy in the data provided by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

The court’s six-page-long written order said the ECP had provided the court with data on 24,094 hopefuls whereas NAB had conveyed the details of 23,599 candidates.

The court pointed out discrepancies between the information provided by the two departments over declaring 500 candidates and their family members as defaulters.

Moreover, the bench summoned details on the candidates whose names appeared in the list of defaulters from Wapda, SNGPL, PTCL and other departments.

The bench, in its interim order, directed the Federal Board of Revenue to add a column of defaulters in its records and to publish all the details on its website within three weeks.