The Supreme Court of Pakistan will hear Sheikh Rasheed 's, Chairman Awami Muslim League (AML), petition today against the NA-60 poll delay in the Lahore registry. 

Earlier, AML Chairman had challenged the Election Commission of Pakistan's (ECP) decision to postpone the election in Rawalpindi's NA-60 constituency after arrest and disqualification of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz's (PML-N) Hanif Abbasi, Rasheed’s main opponent in the elections.

Talking to the media outside the Supreme Court today, Rasheed said he had requested the Court to fix his hearing in Islamabad but it will be heard in Lahore.

Rasheed contended he will now travel to Lahore to attend the hearing and asked party supporters and staff to continue with their preparations. 

Earlier, on Monday, the Lahore High Court's (LHC) Rawalpindi Bench had rejected Rasheed's petition against delay in polls in NA-60.

In his response to the verdict, Rasheed said that they were prepared for the election and would approach the Supreme Court of Pakistan against the LHC verdict. 

In his petition in the LHC, Rasheed maintained that election cannot be postponed due to the sentencing of a candidate as the law only allows it if a candidate dies. 

Rasheed stated in the petition that elections in the constituencies of PML-N’s Maryam Nawaz and Captain (retired) Safdar were not postponed when they were jailed in the Avenfield properties reference earlier this month.

Moreover, meanwhile, Pakistan People's Party's candidate from NA-60, Mukhtar Abbas, had also filed petition in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) heard the petition of Pakistan Peoples Party's candidate in NA-60, Mukhtar Abbas, on Tuesday. 

The IHC's Judge, Justice Aamer Farooq, had then issued a notice to the ECP seeking a reply by today.

During today's proceedings, the court observed that it will wait for the reply of ECP director general legal before taking the matter further.