PTI’s dissident members urge ECP to dismiss plea against them

By: News Desk
Published: 12:15 PM, 10 May, 2022
PTI’s dissident members urge ECP to dismiss plea against them
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During the ECP hearing, the PTI seeks more material in the reference the party filed in the Election Commission of Pakistan against its dissident members while the renegade members beseeched the commission to dismiss the petitions against them after declaring them non-maintainable, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

A three-member bench of the Election Commission of Pakistan headed by Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja heard the case on Tuesday.

While taking the stance of seeking a rejoinder during the hearing, PTI lawyer Faisal Chaudhry sought more material.

However, the dissident members’ lawyer took exception to the provision of more material saying that first the commission should decide about the maintainability of the petition.

On this, the PTI lawyer contended that the ECP was a tribunal now and the other party should put before it more material.

When the CEC asked for the reason why the evidence was not attached along with the reference, the PTI lawyer said that the evidence was only for the perusal of the commission, not for the scrutiny of dissident members.

On the inquiry of ECP member from Sindh, the PTI lawyer told the commission that the dissident members had joined other party and they were served by the show-cause notices by the party head.

Earlier, the PTI dissident members belonging to the Punjab Assembly submitted their reply to the commission.

When the PTI lawyers prayed to the commission to disqualify 25 dissident members of the party, the election commission told him off for raising his voice saying that he could not alter history by speaking loud. The CEC said that first the commission would decide about the maintainability of the petition.

The election commissioner further said that the dissident members’ arguments would be heard on Friday.

With this, the commission adjourned the hearing of the case till May 13.

Reporter Usman Khan

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