Monday, August 15, 2022

Decision Reserved On Disqualification References Of 25 Deviant Members Of Punjab Assembly

The Election Commission has reserved its decision on the disqualification references of 25 members of the Punjab Assembly. The hearing was conducted by a three-member bench headed by the Chief Election Commissioner.

A three-member bench headed by the Chief Election Commissioner heard the references against 25 deviant members of the Punjab Assembly in the Election Commission. Barrister Ali Zafar, lawyer Faisal Chaudhry appeared for PTI while Salman Akram Raja and lawyer Khalid Ishaq appeared for dissident members.

After concluding the arguments of the parties, the Election Commission reserved its decision on the references. Earlier, it was decided that the verdict would be announced on Wednesday, but the timing of the verdict was changed.

The ECP has changed the case list after which it is now likely that the ECP will not announce its decision on the references tomorrow. Notices will be issued to the parties before announcing the decision.

It should be noted that the Speaker Punjab Assembly Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi had sent a disqualification reference against the deviant members of PTI to the Election Commission.

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