ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has filed a contempt of court petition against the Election Commission of Pakistan in the Supreme Court, citing the non-implementation of a decision aimed at ensuring a level playing field for all political parties in the general elections 2024.
The PTI made chief secretaries, Inspector General of Police of all provinces, the interior secretary, and the election commission secretary as respondents.
The petition stated that despite a December 22 order, the Election Commission secretary failed to address the grievances raised by PTI.
Moreover, it contends that PTI candidates experienced harassment and arrests, directly contravening explicit directives from the Supreme Court.
The petition specifically singles out the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab as the orchestrator of actions against PTI, urging the initiation of contempt of court proceedings against the Election Commission for disregarding the decision of the Supreme Court.
Moreover, the petition calls for stringent measures to be taken against those found to be disobeying the court order.