Faryal Talpur given last chance to file reply in disqualification case

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The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday given last chance to former president Asif Ali Zardari’s sister Faryal Talpur to file her response to a petition seeking her disqualification as a member of the Sindh Assembly.

During the hearing, the subordinate lawyer of Farooq H Naik pleaded with the court to adjourn hearing due to the absence of Naik, who has been fighting the case. Talpur’s lawyer further said that his client has challenged the decision of rehearing a binned plea in the Supreme Court.

It would be better to wait for the decision on the reservations raised by Faryal Talpur before passing any judgment. Later, the ECP while adjourning the plea seeking disqualification of Faryal Talpur as MPA Sindh Assembly, gave her last chance to submit the reply.

Two Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders Arsalan Taj and Rabia Azfar had moved a petition in the ECP seeking disqualification of Ms Talpur as member of the provincial assembly over allegedly concealing her assets.—INP

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