Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday deseated at least 25 dissident MPAs of the PTI who voted for PML-N’s Hamza Shehbaz in Punjab chief minister’s election.
The ECP announced its earlier reserved verdict.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is set to announce its verdict on a reference seeking the disqualification of 25 dissident MPAs of the PTI who voted for PML-N’s Hamza Shehbaz in Punjab chief minister’s election.
Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi had sent a reference to the ECP against 25 PTI dissidents who had reportedly voted against the party policy in the chief minister election on April 16.
The dissident lawmakers are Raja Sagheer Ahmed, Malik Ghulam Rasool Sangha, Saeed Akbar Khan, Mohammad Ajmal, Abdul Aleem Khan, Nazir Ahmed Chohan, Mohammad Amin Zulqernain, Malik Nauman Langrial, Mohammad Salman, Zawar Hussain Warraich, Nazir Ahmed Khan, Fida Hussain, Zahra Batool, Mohammad Tahir, Aisha Nawaz, Sajida Yousaf, Haroon Imran Gill, Uzma Kardar, Malik Asad Ali, Ijaz Masih, Mohammad Sabtain Raza, Mohsin Atta Khan Khosa, Mian Khalid Mehmood, Mehar Mohammad Aslam and Faisal Hayat.
Most of the 25 dissident MPAs tried to justify their action of voting in favour of Hamza by claiming that they had received no directives from the party.
Meanwhile, the PTI and PML-Q’s Chaudhry Parvez Elahi have also approached the Lahore High Court (LHC) for declaring Hamza’s election as “illegal” in light of the SC’s interpretation.