ISLAMABAD - One day after Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan called on Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice (r) Sardar Raza Khan, Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday asked election tribunals to expedite hearing on pending election petitions.

The commission, according to ECP's spokesman, directed the tribunals to ensure speedy trials of the election petitions filed with respective tribunals for hearing rigging complaints of candidates in 2013 general elections.

According to officials, the tribunals were still starting at over 60 election petitions that had been filed by candidates after results of 2013 elections.

The ECP's move to ask the tribunals to ensure speedy hearings of the cases came one day after PTI chief Imran Khan met the CEC along with his lawyer Babar Awan and his party members on Monday.

Imran, speaking to reporters, had said that he met the CEC to request him that ECP should ensure daily hearings of cases pending with different election tribunals across the country.

He had regretted that the tribunals were supposed to dispose of petitions within four months, but, despite lapse of almost two years, cases were still pending with the tribunals.