Iqama matter: ECP ready to inquire against Faryal Talpur, Anwar Siyal

KARACHI:  The Election Commission of Pakistan, on Tuesday apprised the Sindh High Court (SHC) that it is ready to inquire against Pakistan Peoples Party leaders Faryal Talpur and Sohail Anwar Siyal.

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The ECP submitted its reply as the SHC heard petitions seeking disqualifications of Talpur, Siyal and Manzoor Wassan among others for holding Iqamas (work permits) of certain countries and not disclosing them in their nomination papers.

As a two-judge bench headed by Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar began hearing the petitons, ECPs counsel Shamsul Islam submitted a reply and said, We have filed our response and are ready to hold an inquiry against Talpur and Siyal.

However, the bench expressed disappointment at the ECP counsels response and said, We have seen your reply and it says nothing. What is in a one-page reply, we know what work you are doing.

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