Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz on Tuesday has submitted a reply in Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on a plea seeking her disqualification over appointment as party’s vice president. In her submitted reply she has argued that there is no restriction in the Constitution and the Election Act barring a convicted individual from holding a party post.
The reply further stated that “such laws were made during dictatorships to bar the nomination of the public representatives”. “There was a clause in Political Parties Order 2002, according to which a sentenced man cannot hold a party position. The parliament had abolished this clause in Election Act 2017,” she added.
During the hearing, Maryam Nawaz’s lawyer Barrister Zafarullah told that the reply of PML-N will be submitted in coming week. A three member bench of Election Commission of Pakistan headed by Chief Election Commissioner Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan has adjourned the hearing till 4th of next month.
The petition was submitted by PTI leaders Farrukh Habib, Maleeka Bokhari, Kanwal Suazab and Javeria Zafar. It states that Maryam Nawaz’s appointment as PML-N vice president is in contradiction with the constitution and law of the land. The petition further states that Maryam Nawaz is ineligible to hold any political or public office.
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19 July, 2019