ECP adjourns estranged PTI MPs case until Tuesday

By: News Desk
Published: 11:25 AM, 6 May, 2022
ECP adjourns estranged PTI MPs case until Tuesday
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The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) adjourned Friday hearing of a case against the disgruntled Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) parliamentarians until Tuesday after lawyer for the party sought some time for reading their written responses, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

A three-member ECP bench, headed by the chief election commissioner, heard the case.

Lawyer for estranged PTI MNA Noor Alam Khan submitted the reply.

“Will you give arguments today?” the chief election commissioner asked from him.

“Yes, I will give the arguments,” answered the lawyer.

Faisal Chaudhry, lawyer for the PTI, sought some time from the ECP to read the written responses of the estranged PTI parliamentarians.

He requested from the ECP bench to allow him to read everyone’s answers before starting the arguments.

“We were expecting this from the lawyers for the estranged PTI parliamentarians. But here you are the one who sought time,” said the chief election commissioner.

The ECP bench also sought replies from the renegade PTI members of the Punjab Assembly.

The ECP bench, however, disposed of the reference as far as PTI MPA Javed Akhtar was concerned after he said in his statement that he walked out after boycotting the Assembly session and did not cast his vote (in chief minister election). 

The ECP bench then adjourned the hearing of the case until Tuesday.

Reporter: Rozina Ali