The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has reserved its verdict on a petition challenging the appointment of Maryam Nawaz as vice president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). The decision will be announced on Tuesday (tomorrow) at 11:00 AM.
Advocate Hassan Maan, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) counsel, argued that Section 203 should be read with Article 62 and 63. A PTI candidate in South Punjab was dismissed from party designation on the same principle which bars disqualified leaders from holding any position in party, he said.
The petition was filed in May last year by the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) lawmakers including Farrukh Habib, Maleeka Bokhari, Kanwal Shauzab and Javeria Zafar
In a petition, PTI lawmakers contended that Maryam could not hold any party position as she was convicted by a court of law on July 6, 2018, in a corruption case (Avenfield reference), filed by the National Accounta¬bility Bureau (NAB). The PML-N leader had requested the ECP to dismiss the plea, arguing that there was no restriction in the Constitution and Election Act on a convicted person holding a party’s vice presidency.
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27 September, 2019