ECP reserves verdict in Ayesha Gulalai disqualification reference

17 Oct, 2017 12:26 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has on Tuesday reserved verdict in the disqualification case of estrange Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Ayesha Wazir Gulalai. The verdict would be announced on October 24.

A five-member bench of the ECP headed by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sardar Raza Khan heard the disqualification case of estrange PTI leader Ayesha Gulalai.

During the proceedings, the counsel of Imran Khan said that the Member National Assembly (MNA) had announced to quit the party and now she is disagreeing from his statement.

He prayed the tribunal to cancel her assembly membership.

The CEC asked if there was any procedure of resignation in the PTI to which the lawyer said that there was no procedure of tendering resignation in the constitution of the PTI, adding that party chairman Imran Khan can suspend or abolish any member from the party.

He reiterated that Gulalai announced to leave the party and then backtracked from her statement. She does not need to present a written resignation to leave the party.

Presenting his argument, Gulalai’s lawyer Barrister Masroor denied PTI accusations stating that there is a distinct difference between expressing the desire to leave the party and actually resigning.

The ECP reserved the judgment and would announce on October 24.

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