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PML-N challenges Punjab Meeting speaker’s election in LHC

Punjab Meeting Speaker Sibtain Khan. — [email protected]

LAHORE: PML-N on Saturday moved the Lahore Excessive Court docket (LHC) in opposition to the election of PTI’s Sibtain Khan as Punjab Meeting speaker, stating that the authorized formalities weren’t fulfilled within the ballot.

In its petition, filed through advocate Mansoor Usman Awan, the grievance acknowledged that elections for the prized slot are carried out by means of a secret poll as per the Structure.

Elevating questions over the usage of poll papers with printed serial numbers, the petition mentioned it was a violation of the regulation and the structure. The PML-N demanded of the LHC to declare the speaker’s election null and void.

The PML-N urged the LHC to order re-elections for the slot.

Speaking to journalists after submitting the petition, PML-N’s Attaullah Tarar mentioned that they’ve pleaded with the courtroom to order re-elections on the slot.

Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan mentioned that they’ve submitted an software with the panel of chair in opposition to the speaker’s election. He urged the courtroom to repair July 30 (right this moment) as a date for listening to their case, including that the meeting’s proceedings needs to be halted until the choice on their plea.      

Sibtain Khan elected Punjab Meeting speaker          

A day earlier, the Punjab Meeting elected PTI’s Sibtain Khan, who was a joint candidate of his social gathering and the PML-Q, as the brand new speaker.

The Punjab Meeting speaker’s seat fell vacant after the previous workplace bearer Pervez Elahi was elected because the chief minister of Punjab on Tuesday, July 26.

Sibtain received the election after securing 185 votes whereas PML-N’s Saif ul Malook Khokhar, who was the Opposition’s joint candidate, obtained 175 votes.

Out of the 364 votes solid, 4 have been rejected throughout the session, which was presided over by PTI MPA Waseem Khan Badozai. The rejected votes included three of the Opposition and one of many PTI.

Following Khan’s victory, Badozai, who’s the panel chairman, administered an oath to the speaker.

Sibtain, after taking cost of the speaker’s publish, thanked the Meeting for entrusting him with the respect of the Home.

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