The verdict stated that the court cannot intervene under Article 69 of the constitution.

ISLMABAD (Dunya News) – Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday dismissed the plea filed by Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani against election of Sadiq Sanjrani as Chairman Senate.

Announcing the reserved verdict, Chief Justice Islamabad High Court (IHC) hoped that the supremacy of Parliament will be ensured and parliament’s issues would be resolved in parliament.

The verdict further stated that the court cannot intervene in the parliamentary affairs under Article 69 of the constitution.

The petition, which was filed by lawyer of PPP candidate for Chairmanship of upper house of the parliament, had prayed the court to stop Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani from performing the official duties while declaring the results of senate chairman elections and rejection of seven votes by the presiding officer as null and void.

The petition named presiding officer Syed Muzzafar Hussain Shah, the Ministry of Law and Justice, the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, the Senate Secretariat and Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani as respondents in the case.

The petition had prayed to declare Yousaf Raza Gilani as chairman senate while accepting the rejected votes.