LHC rejects ECP’s decision of retaining Ch Shujaat as PML-Q president
Orders Election Commission to redecide after review within 10 days
March 22, 2023 02:04 PM
The Lahore High Court (LHC) Wednesday rejected the decision of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to retain Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain as the president of Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q), ordering the ECP to redecide after a review within 10 days, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
LHC judge Justice Asim Hafeez heard the petition of Chaudhry Wajahat Hussain.
“The destruction of Pakistan is due to the election commission's bias. The job of the election commission is to make recommendations on the petition according to the law. Why does the election commission look biased?” Justice Asim Hafeez said.
“You are a lawyer for the election commission. Do not give the impression that you are a lawyer for any political party,” the judge asked the ECP’s lawyer.
Aamir Saeed Raan, the lawyer for Chaudhary Wajahat, appeared in the court
“The general council has the authority to amend the constitution of the PML-Q. The party’s general council amended the constitution,” he argued before the court.
Reporter: Malik Ashraf