SC moved for contempt proceedings

A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court calling for contempt proceedings against senators involved in passing a resolution in the Senate that sought a further delay in the February 8 elections.
On Friday, the Senate approved a non-binding resolution seeking a delay in the general elections, set to be staged on February 8, drawing strong criticism from major political parties.

Senator Dilawar Khan, an independent lawmaker, moved the resolution in the upper house of the parliament, which got the approval during the presence of 14 senators — who were the only lawmakers present in the house of 100.

In response, Advocate Ishtiaq Ahmed Mirza filed a petition in the top court Saturday against Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani, Senator Dilawar, and other lawmakers — including those from the PTI and the PPP.