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PTI estranged MNAs submit replies to Election Commission of Pakistan

PTI estranged MNAs submit replies to Election Commission of Pakistan
May 6, 2022 Web Desk

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - The PTI estranged MNAs have submitted their replies to Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in the disqualification reference case.

The three-member bench of the ECP headed by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja conducted the hearing. Dissidents Farrukh Altaf, Asim Nazir, Afzal Khan Dhandla, Nawab Sher Wasir, Raja Riaz, Noor Alam Khan, Ahmad Hussain Dehar, Rana Qasim Noon, Ghaffar Wattoo, Makhdoom Samiul Hassan Gilani, Mubeen Ahmed, Basit Sultan, Amir Gopang, Amjad Farooq Khosa, Riaz Mazari, Jawariya Zafar, Wajiha Qamar, Nuzhat Pathan and Ramesh Kumar submitted their replies while Amir Liaqat's lawyer said that his client's signature on the reply is yet to be signed.

PTI lawyer Faisal Chaudhry said that he would start arguments again after reading the replies of all. At this, the chief election commissioner remarked: “We thought that the lawyers of the dissidents would ask for a respite but here the PTI is asking for a respite.”

The ECP accepted the request of the PTI counsel and adjourned the hearing till tomorrow. The ECP directed the counsel to complete their arguments as early as possible so that the commission could decide on the matter before May 14.