Saturday, January 28, 2023

ECP will announce decision about PTI defecting MNAs

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) denied the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI ) request to submit further documentation with the reference on Wednesday.

The matter was heard by a three-member panel of the ECP, which was presided over by Chief Election Commission Sikandar Sultan Raja.

The dissident members’ attorneys had objected to the PTI’s appeal since it included additional evidence in addition to the reference.

“I intend to launch an appeal against the judgment of the election commission,” PTI’s attorney Faisal Chaudhry said when he requested a copy of the election commission’s verdict.

“In the absence of evidence, I believe I am unable to proceed. It appears that we are no longer required. “Some things were not brought to the public’s attention in the traditional manner,” Faisal Chaudhry stated.

“My case has become prejudicial,” the PTI’s legal counsel continued.

The ECP has postponed a decision on the disqualification reference filed against the PTI’s defecting members of the National Assembly (MNAs) till further notice.

The decision of the three-member bench will be announced at 3:00 p.m. today.

Yesterday, deviant assembly members of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) filed their written responses to the electoral commission in response to a reference that sought their disqualification.
Faisal Chaudhry, a lawyer for the PTI, took the stand to respond and sought further material in the case, to which the Chief Election Commissioner responded by asking whether the information was not attached to the reference in the first place.

Faisal Chaudhry stated that Amir Liaquat has not provided a response, that the commission has now become a tribunal, and that it cannot function properly without proof.

The lawyers representing the dissident members objected to the introduction of further evidence and requested that the admissibility of the reference be determined first.

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On being questioned by the Chief Election Commissioner about the lack of proof with reference, Faisal Chaudhry responded by stating that the evidence was not for the members of the Election Commission of Pakistan, but rather for the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

The CEC stated that he would first determine whether or not the reference was admissible in court.

Members of the Punjab Assembly who have deviated from the rules have submitted a reply to the ECP, and attorneys for the PTI have urged that 25 members of the Punjab Assembly be suspended from their positions.

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