Both lawmakers will cast their votes in favor of PTI-nominated candidates.

LAHORE (Dunya News) – In a major turnaround of events, Punjab Assembly’s (PA) two independent lawmakers Ahmed Ali Aulakh and Qasim Abbas on Wednesday put their weight behind Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in upcoming Senate by-polls, reported Dunya News.

As per details garnered, both lawmakers will cast their votes in favor of PTI-nominated candidates.

The two seats in the upper house of the parliament fell vacant after Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) disqualified two lawmakers of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz Haroon Akhtar and Sadia Abbasi for holding dual nationalities on the date of filing their nomination papers.

A seven-member larger bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar in its short verdict has directed the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to de-notify Saadia Abbasi and Haroon Akhtar.