ECP de-no­ti­fies Ayaz Sadiq

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

The Elec­tion Com­mis­sion of Pak­istan (ECP) on Mon­day de-no­ti­fied Na­tional Assem­bly Speaker Sar­dar Ayaz Sadiq with ef­fect from Au­gust 22, 2015, af­ter re­ceiv­ing a copy of the de­ci­sion an­nounced by Punjab elec­tion com­mis­sion's tri­bunal.

Mean­while PML-N sources told DawnNews that Sadiq's lawyers had pre­pared a 50-page pe­ti­tion, chal­leng­ing the de­ci­sion of Punjab's elec­tion tri­bunal.

Pak­istan Mus­lim League - Nawaz's Ayaz Sadiq had de­feated PTI Chair­man Im­ran Khan in the 2013 gen­eral elec­tions from NA-122 af­ter which PTI had chal­lenged the re­sults.

Punjab elec­tion com­mis­sion's tri­bunal on Satur­day or­dered re-polling in Na­tional Assem­bly con­stituency, NA122, declar­ing the elec­tion in the con­stituency null and void - ac­cept­ing Im­ran Khan's pe­ti­tion chal­leng­ing the 2013 elec­tion re­sult.

Fed­eral In­for ma tion Min­is­ter Pervez Rashid an­nounced on Sun­day that the judg­ment of the elec­tion tri­bunal re­gard­ing de­seat­ing of Ayaz Sadiq would be chal­lenged in the Supreme Court.

On the other hand, Pak­istan Tehreek-e-In­saf (PTI) has filed ref­er­ence against four Elec­tion Com­mis­sion of Pak­istan's (ECP) of­fi­cials.

PTI's le­gal rep­re­sen­ta­tive Go­har Nawaz Sindhu said that af­ter ver­dicts of the ju­di­cial com­mis­sion and elec­tion tri­bunal, there is no rea­son for ECP of­fi­cials to con­tinue ser­vices. He said that all four mem­bers have not been ap­pointed on merit. Sindh said that the ref­er­ence re­quests the supreme ju­di­cial coun­cil to ter­mi­nate the of­fi­cials and ini­ti­ate ac­tion.

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