The Supreme Court on Saturday set aside the Peshawar High Court’s (PHC) order that reinstated “bat” as Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) electoral symbol for the upcoming general elections.
The verdict was announced shortly before midnight after a hearing that lasted two days.
After hearing arguments of both PTI and the ECP, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Qazi Faez Isa remarked that he will consult his co-judges before coming up with his observations.
“Both sides argued the case well. We will have a discussion. Let’s see what we come up with; can’t say anything yet,” the CJP added before the bench took a break.
A three-member bench — comprising the CJP, Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar and Justice Musarrat Hilali — heard the ECP’s petition challenging the PHC decision to restore the PTI’s election symbol.