ECP de-notifies Ayaz Sadiq
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.