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Pakistan

Web Desk
September 17, 2019

ECP rejects PTI petition, rules in favour of Maryam Nawaz

Pakistan

Web Desk
Tue, Sep 17, 2019

ECP rejects PTI petition, rules in favour of Maryam Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has ruled in favour of PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz declaring her appointment to the senior party post as lawful.

On May 9, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lawmakers submitted a formal petition to the ECP against her appointment as vice president of PML-N. 

The petition was submitted by MNAs Farrukh Habib, Maleeka Ali Bokhari, Kanwal Shauzab and Javeria Zafar.

As per the petition, the appointment of Maryam as PML-N vice president was in conflict with the law and the Constitution.

The three-member bench of the commission, headed by Chief Election Commissioner  retired Justice Sardar Mohammad Raza had reserved the judgement on August 1 after hearing arguments from both sides and set August 27 for its announcement.  

However, the ECP  deferred the announcement again and sought  assistance from the counsels of both the parties.