Justice Musarrat becomes first woman to head a poll tribunal

The (ECP), which already has the first ever woman associate from Khyber Pakhtunkha (KP), in another first has selected a woman magistrate from the same province as election tribunal.

In a belated exercise, the The Election Commission of Pakistan  appointed on Wednesday 20 tribunals comprising serving judges of the high courts to adjudicate election disputes. One of the tribunals comprises Justice Musarrat Hilali.

Normally election tribunals are selected with the issuance of final notice of election results, which is also beginning of the countdown of 45 days given to candidates for filing cases against the results.

As will have less than 40 days for the purpose. The notification for election tribunals has been issued late this year.

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