PML-N accused of taking U-turn over Maryam’s appointment as occasion president

ISLAMABAD: The Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP) delay on Monday a reference difficult Maryam Nawaz’s appointment as vice chairman of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) till June 25. 

A 3-member bench, headed by Chief Election Commissioner Justice (retd) Sardar Muhammad Raza, issued directives for provision of a replica of the reference filed by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to the PML-N chief’s lawyer.

Advocate Jahangir Jadoon and Zafarullah, who represented the PML-N and Maryam respectively, appeared earlier than the bench.

Jadoon said earlier than the fee that they haven’t obtained a replica of the reference but. He requested it to supply the identical so they could submit their response.

Talking to the media after the listening to, MNA Maleeka Bukhari, one of many petitioners, claimed the PML-N lawyer took a U-turn throughout at the moment’s listening to by asking for a replica of a notification concerning Maryam’s appointment as vice chairman of the occasion. As per the counsel, Maryam isn’t occasion president.

Farrukh Habib, one other petitioner, stated the PML-N’s counsel refused to just accept Maryam’s appointment as occasion president.

The PML-N chief had beforehand lied about Qatari letter and now did an about flip over her appointment as occasion president, he added.

The reference was filed by MNAs Farrukh Habib, Maleeka Ali Bokhari, Kanwal Shauzab and Javeria Zafar.

On the earlier listening to, PTI counsel had knowledgeable the bench that Maryam Nawaz was appointed because the occasion’s vice chairman on Could 03, 2019.

The CEC requested is it an appointment or election on the occasion workplace?

“No intra-party elections had been held for this PML-N workplace,” the counsel responded.

The counsel stated that Maryam Nawaz was convicted by an accountability courtroom and has been declared disqualified for holding any political or public workplace and her appointment as PML-N vice chairman is in battle with the regulation and the structure.

The petitioner stated that the Excessive Court docket had suspended Maryam Nawaz’s sentence on September 19.

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