Maryam’s disqualification from party position ECP verdict on August 27



The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will announce its reserved verdict on a petition challenging the appointment of Maryam Nawaz as the vice president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on August 27.
A three-member bench of the ECP headed by Chief Election Commissioner Justice (retd) Sardar Raza Khan on Thursday reserved the verdict in the petition after hearing arguments from both the sides.
Hassan Maan advocate, the PTI leader Malika Bukhari’s counsel, who challenged Maryam’s appointment, in his arguments said the PML-N leader is convicted from the NAB court, how she can hold a party position?
He said suspension from the court, does not mean that conviction is removed. “Maryam can take the party position if the decision on plea comes in her favor, which she had filed in the high court”, he continued.
Maryam’s counsel, Barrister Zaffarullah said there is no law through which appointment of her client could be challenged. Hearing the arguments from both sides, the ECP reserved its verdict in the petition, which will be pronounced on August 27.
It may be recalled that on May 6, Pakistan Tehrek-e-Insaf (PTI) had decided to challenge Maryam Nawaz’s appointment as vice president Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).—INP

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