The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Wednesday rejected a request of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) seeking suspension of the interim election schedule for nine constituencies issued by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). Addressing the petitioner, the court remarked that let this electoral process be continued, adding that the process of by-elections in 123 constituencies would also be completed later. Acting Chief Justice Aamer Farooq heard the case filed by PTI challenging the election schedule in nine constituencies. PTI’s Counsel Faisal Chaudhry Advocate prayed the court to suspend the election schedule. The court asked the lawyer to present any legal reason for his request. Justice Farooq remarked that the petitioner was demanding to stop an electoral process but he had to tell a legal solid reason. The court remarked that the ECP issued the interim election schedule after the nine seats went vacant. The lawyer said a petition was pending with the IHC against phase-wise acceptance of resignations of PTI MNAs, adding that they were ready to contest the election but it should be held in 123 constituencies. The court served notices on the respondents and rejected the request to suspend the election schedule. The further hearing of the case was adjourned till August 16.