Naek to challenge rejection of votes for Gillani

By: INP      Published: 02:05 AM, 17 Mar, 2021
Naek to challenge rejection of votes for Gillani

A senior lawyer, Farooq H Naek, has said he is going to challenge the rejection of seven votes for Yousuf Raza Gillani.

“On March 12, the entire world saw injustice.  As such I, on behalf of my fellow Senator Syed Yousuf Raza Gillani, plan to challenge the unlawful rejection of seven votes validly polled in favour of Gillani by the then presiding officer,” Naek said.

The senator said: “We plan to approach the Islamabad High Court under Writ Jurisdiction and agitate the unjust, bias, mala fide, unlawful and unconstitutional treatment meted out to Gillani as well as his voters.

“We also plan to highlight the role of the Senate Secretariat in unlawfully influencing the Senate chairman election.  We have already filed an application for sealing of record including the recovered spy cameras and all materials and ballot papers including the ones which were challenged.”

Naek added the application for certified copies is pending before the Senate Secretariat which is closed until March 17. He said as soon as the same is obtained, the court would be approached.