Petition seeking Yousaf Raza Gilani, son’s ‘ineligibility’ put off till Oct 11

By: News Desk      Published: 12:55 PM, 20 Sep, 2021
Yousaf Raza Gilani
Yousaf Raza Gilani. File photo

There could be no further progress in hearing of the petition filed in the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for the disqualification of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader, former prime minister and Leader of the Opposition in Senate Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani and his son Ali Haider Gilani on Monday due to the absence of petitioners’ lawyer, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

A two-member bench of the ECP, consisting of members Nisar Durrani and Shah Muhammad Jatoi, heard the petition filed by Minister of State Farrukh Habib and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) MNA Aliya Hamza Malik.

A representative of Barrister Ali Zafar, counsel for the petitioners, appeared in the court on his behalf instead, and said that Barrister sab was busy in a court in connection with a case.

Counsel for Gilanis, however, argued that the Senate elections could not be declared null and void since 60 days had passed now.

He prayed to the court to see to it whether the petition was admissible for hearing.

The ECP then adjourned hearing of the petition until October 11.

Reporter: Zeeshan Bhatti

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