SHC orders immediate delimitation of Naushahro Feroze
KARACHI: The Sindh High Court ordered on Tuesday for the immediate delimitation of Naushahro Feroze’s five provincial assembly constituencies and two national assembly constituencies within 30 days, DawnNews reported.
The court also rejected an earlier reply submitted by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) that had sought to declare the delimitation before a fresh census as illegal.
The SHC issued the delimitation order on a petition filed by Member of National Assembly (MNA) Syed Mureed Ali Shah, an independent political figure who said his relatives had won the general election for the national and provincial assemblies from 1936 to 2002 in the district.
The court had issued an order in this regards earlier as well but it was not implemented following which Member of Provincial Assembly Sind Zafar Ali Shah had filed another petition in the SHC seeking delimitation of Naushahro Feroze’s constituencies based on the population.
Both the petitioners had said that the previous delimitation of the constituency had taken place to serve the interests of one particular political party.
The ECP had said in its reply submitted in the court that according to the constitution delimitation was not possible before conducting a fresh census first.