Supreme Court will intervene if there is ill intent in holding transparent elections, warns Pakistan chief justice

Updated: Mar 22 2023 9:56PM

Islamabad, Mar 22 (PTI) Pakistan's Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial on Wednesday warned that the Supreme Court will intervene if there was any indication that elections were not being held in a "transparent" manner.

Bandial made the remarks as a three-member bench resumed hearing a petition against the transfer of Lahore police chief Ghulam Mahmood Dogar.

During the hearing, the chief justice said that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) was a constitutional body and would be "offered protection" for holding free elections in the country.