PTI to challenge Mazari's ruling in Supreme Court

PTI to challenge Mazari's ruling in Supreme Court


PTI to challenge Mazari's ruling in Supreme Court

LAHORE (Dunya News) – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) announced to challenge Punjab Assembly Dost Muhammad Mazari’s ruling over rejecting Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid (PML-Q) 10 votes in favor of Punjab Chief Minister candidate Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi in light of party head Chaudhry Shujaat’s letter in the Supreme Court of Pakistan. 

While announcing the result, Mazari read Shujaat’s letter out loud. “As party head of Pakistan Muslim League, I have issued directions to all my provincial members to cast their votes in favour of Muhammad Hamza Shehbaz Sharif,” Mazari quoted Hussain as saying.

As the deputy speaker announced the result, PTI leader Raja Basharat had an argument with the deputy speaker and said that since Chaudhry Sajid was the parliamentary leader of PML-Q, Article 63(A) did not apply to Elahi s case.

"As per Sajid s instruction, all PML-Q members were to vote for Elahi," he said, adding that Shujaat s letter held "no value".

"You are depriving the candidate of his right," Basharat accused the speaker.

As the argument between the two kept escalating, with PTI members refusing to accept the decision, Mazari adjourned the assembly s session, telling PTI and PML-Q members to "approach the court" regarding their grievances.