ISLAMABAD: The Electoral Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday reinstated a request for disqualification from the leader of the Popular Party of Pakistan (PPP) and member of the Sindh Assembly, Faryal Talpur, reported ARY NEWS.
A five-member PCE bank headed by the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), Sikandar Sultan Raja, led the process to a case of Pakistani lawmaker Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), Arsalan Taj, seeking disqualification of the leader of the PPP.
The commission also issued a notice to Faryal Talpur in the case and postponed the hearing until March 2. The petitioner said his statement was rejected before not appearing before the PCE in the case.
Last year, in December, the commission suspended the hearing of the petition after the petitioner’s lawyer requested time to file a response.
Two MPAs from Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in Pakistan had filed a petition at the PCE to disqualify Faryal Talpur as a member of the provincial assembly.
They affirmed that the leader of the PPP should be disqualified according to Article 62 of the Constitution, since she could not declare the details of her assets before the ECP, which means that she is no longer “Sadiq and Ameen”.
Talpur owned properties in Larkana and Shahdadkot, the petitioner said. They added that Talpur has been nominated in a case related to the corruption of billions of rupees through false bank accounts and declared that she would be disqualified as a member of the Sindh Assembly.