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President Mamnoon Promulgates Ordinance To Increase ECP Benches

President Mamnoon Hussain has promulgated an ordinance to amend the Election Commission Act 2017 providing for increasing the number of benches to hear and decide complaints and appeals related to the election.
Through the ordinance titled, Election (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018, the President amended section 6 of the Election Commission Act of 2017 which allowed the ECP to constitute a bench comprising three or more members of the commission to dispose of the complaints and appeals.
Under the amendment, the ECP will now be able to constitute a bench comprising two or more members of the commission facilitating it to constitute more than one benches to effectively dispose of election-related appeals and complaints.