ECP restores the request for disqualification of Faryal Talpur

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.

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ECP will accept the disqualification of Faryal Talpur on February 3

ISLAMABAD: The Electoral Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will accept a petition to disqualify the leader of the People’s Party of Pakistan (PPP) Faryal Talpur as a member of the Sindh Assembly on February 3.

A five-member bank, under the direction of the chief election commissioner, will hear the case.

The electoral body has issued notices to all parties in the case to appear in person or send lawyers for the purpose.

Read more: ECP arranges disqualification hearing against Faisal Vawda on February 3

Last year, in December, the commission suspended the hearing of the petition after the expert’s lawyer requested time to submit 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.

Read more: Sikandar Sultan Raja swore as CEC

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SC will hear Dy Speaker Qasim Suri’s request against disqualification on January 27

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) will hear a statement by the vice president of the National Assembly, Qasim Suri, against his disqualification and re-election in the electoral district of the electoral tribunal on January 27, ARY NEWS reported.

A special bank of three members of the apex court by Judge Umar Ata Bandial will listen to the petition. The other two judges on the bench are Judge Faisal Arab and Judge Yahya Afridi.

It is pertinent to mention here that shortly after Vice President Qasim Suri moved the superior court, he issued a suspension order against the court decision and restored him as a member of the lower house of the assembly, where he is currently elected as vice president.

The electoral tribunal had disqualified its membership from the seat of the National Assembly NA-265 (Quetta-II) in a statement by the leader of the Balochistan National Party (BNP) Lashkari Raisani on the recovery of false votes. The Electoral Commission of Pakistan (ECP) issued directives for a new vote in the constituency.

The lawyer Naeem Bukhari, representative of Suri, filed a petition in the supreme court to declare the decision of the electoral tribunal void.

The lawyer said in the allegation that irregularities in the electoral process could not be attributed to his client. The petition also requested an early hearing on the matter tomorrow (Wednesday).

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IHC reserves verdict on plea for disqualification of three PTI MNAs

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Excessive Court docket (IHC) on Friday reserved a verdict on a petition in search of disqualification of three girls lawmakers of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), AYR Information reported.

The Islamabad excessive court docket (IHC) bench, headed by Justice Amir Farooq, reserved the decision upon completion of arguments by legal professionals representing the petitioners as properly the respondents.

Throughout the listening to, Justice Farooq questioned the Election Fee’s lawyer if any petition in search of disqualification of a legislator elected on a reserved seat has ever been filed earlier than an election tribunal, to which he replied within the damaging.

PML-N leaders Tahira Bukhari and Shaista Pervez had moved the petition in search of disqualification of PTI’s Kanwal Shauzab, Malaika Bukhari and Tashfeen Safdar underneath Article 26 and 63 of the nation’s Structure.

Earlier, the petitioners by their lawyer had requested the Islamabad excessive court docket (IHC) to droop the membership of the three MNAs till the petitions are determined by it.

They said that Bukhari needs to be declared ineligible to be member of Parliament for possessing twin nationality, whereas Tashfeen Safdar be additionally disqualified for concealing details about her twin nationality in her nomination papers.

Final yr in Oct, the Supreme Court docket had disqualified two PML-N leaders – former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s sister Sadia Abbasi and Haroon Akhtar Khan – as members of the Senate over twin nationality.

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Verdict in plea in search of Maryam’s disqualification from occasion place on August 27

ISLAMABAD: The Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP) will announce its reserved verdict on a petition difficult the appointment of Maryam Nawaz because the vp of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on August 27.

A 3-member bench of the ECP headed by Chief Election Commissioner Justice (retd) Sardar Raza Khan reserved the decision within the petition after listening to arguments from each the perimeters.

Hassan Maan advocate, the PTI chief Malika Bukhari’s counsel, who challenged Maryam’s appointment, in his arguments mentioned the PML-N chief is convicted from the NAB court docket, how she will be able to maintain a celebration place?

He mentioned suspension from the court docket, doesn’t imply that conviction is eliminated. “Maryam can take the occasion place if the choice on plea is available in her favor, which she had filed within the excessive court docket”, he continued.

Maryam’s counsel, Barrister Zaffarullah mentioned there isn’t any legislation by which appointment of her consumer may very well be challenged.

Learn extra: PML-N accused of taking U-turn over Maryam’s appointment as occasion’s vp

Listening to the arguments from each side, the ECP reserved its verdict within the petition, which will likely be pronounced on August 27.

It might be recalled that on Might 6, Pakistan Tehrek-e-Insaf (PTI) had determined to problem Maryam Nawaz’s appointment as vp Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).

“Maryam Nawaz is convicted from the court docket, how she will be able to maintain a celebration place”, International Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had mentioned.

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