ECP reserves verdict on PTI’s petition against Maryam Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday postponed the verdict challenging the appointment of Maryam Nawaz as Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N) vice-president.

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Chief Election Commissioner Justice (retd) Sardar Raza Khan headed the three-member bench that heard the arguments today.

During the proceedings, the ECP bench ordered the lawyers to be given additional assistance in the case and said they need more understanding of the Supreme Court verdict and Article 62 and 63 of the Constitution.

The bench then postponed the hearing till September 3.

Earlier this month, ECP had reserved verdict on the plea against Maryam’s appointment as VP.

On May 9, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) had filed a petition and contended that Maryam could not hold any party position as she was convicted by a court of law on July 6, 2018, in a corruption case (Avenfield reference), filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

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