[Gazette of Pakistan, Extraordinary, part-III, 25th February, 2004]

No. F. 1(17/2002-Law (1), Dated 24.2.2004.—Whereas, Section 161 of the local government Ordinances, 2001 of the Punjab, Sindh, NWFP and Balochistan respectively (hereinafter called the Ordinance) provide that where proceedings of disqualification under section 152 have been initiated on an application made by any person or by the chief Election Commissioner on his own motion against a member, Nazim or naib Nazim, the Election commission or any authority authorized by it may issue a notice to show-cause to a member, Nazim or, as the case may be, naib Nazim, within a specified period as to why proceedings against him may not be taken for his removal for breach of any of the provisions of section 152.
Whereas, if is expedient to authorise the Members Election commission for quick disposal of case involving disqualification under section 152 of the ordinances in terms of section 161 thereof filed against the members, Nazims or Naib Nazims, as the case may be;
And Whereas, it is also expedient for smooth administrative functioning of the Election Commission to authorise the Chief Election Commissioner to assign any case to any Member Election Commission to hear and decide the same under Section 161 of the ordinances; withdraw such case from that Member with a view to hear and decide the same by himself or to entrust the same to another Member or to re-transfer it to the Member from whom it was withdrawn or to place it before the Election Commission.
Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred upon it under section 161 of the Ordinance and all other powers enabling in this behalf the Election commission is pleased to direct that the following Members Election commission shall hear and decide the cases of disqualifications under section 152 of the ordinances in terms of section 161 thereof filed against the members, Nazims of Naib Nazims, as the case may be, emanating from the area of jurisdiction mentioned against their names:
Name of the Member Jurisdiction
1 Mr. Justice Nasim Sikandar, Judge Lahore High court, Lahore The area covered by the Lahore High court
2. Mr. Justice Ahmed Khan Lashari, judge, Balochistan High court, Quetta. The area Covered by the Balochistan High court.
3. Mr. Justice Qazi Ehsanullah qureshi, judge, Peshawar High Court, Peshawar. The Area covered by the Peshawar high Court.
4. Mr. Justice Muhammad Sadiq Leghari, judge, High court of Sindh, Karachi. The area covered by the High court of Sindh.

The Election Commission is further pleased to authorize the Chief Election Commissioner to assign or transfer any case to any Member election Commission for its final disposal in respect of any area under Section 161 of the Ordinance; withdraw such case from a Member with a view to dispose of the same by himself or to entrust the same to another member or to re-transfer the same for trial and disposal to the Member from whom it was withdrawn or to place it before the election Commission.

No. F. 1(7)/2002-Law(2).—Whereas, in partial modification of this commission’s Notification of even number, dated the 6th March, 2002 and in exercise of the powers conferred upon him under Article 3 of the Local government Elections Order, 2000 (Chief Executive’s Order No. 8 of 2000) read with the local Government Elections Laws (Amendment) Order, 2002 (Chief Executive’s Order No.9 of 2002), the Chief Election Commissioner is pleased to direct that the following Members, Election Commission, shall exercise and perform all powers and functions of the Chief Election Commissioner under the aforementioned order in respect of area of jurisdiction mentioned against their names with immediate effect and until further orders:

Name of the Member Jurisdiction
1 Mr. Justice Nasim Sikandar, Judge Lahore High court, Lahore The area covered by the Lahore High court
2. Mr. Justice Ahmed Khan Lashari, judge, Balochistan High court, Quetta. The area Covered by the Balochistan High court.
3. Mr. Justice Qazi Ehsanullah qureshi, judge, Peshawar High Court, Peshawar. The Area covered by the Peshawar high Court.
4. Mr. Justice Muhammad Sadiq Leghari, judge, High court of Sindh, Karachi. The area covered by the High court of Sindh.

Provided that the Chief Election Commissioner may assign or transfer any case to any Member, election Commission for its final disposal in respect of any area under the Local Government Ordinances, 2001 of the Punjab, Sindh, NWFP and Balochistan respectively from a Member with a view to dispose of the same by himself or to entrust the same to another Member or to retransfer it for disposal to the member from whom it was withdrawn.
By order of the Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan.

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