EC directs all tribunals to expedite hearings with immediate effect

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission in a letter on Tuesday notified all election tribunals to speed up the process of hearings related to the General Elections 2013 with immediate effect.

On Monday, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan met with the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) retired Justice Sardar Mohammad Raza Khan and requested for daily tribunal hearings.

The PTI Chief had complained that the tribunals were supposed to make their decisions within four months and it has now been two years.

He had also requested that overseas Pakistanis should be given the right to vote in the next elections as well as a biometric system should be introduced for the polling process.