‘Maryam’s appointment as PML-N VP’, ECP seeks reply on June 25

Islamabad: A three-member bench of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) sought reply from Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) over a petition filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), challenging appointment of Maryam Nawaz as party Vice President.

Headed by Chief Election Commissioner, Sardar Muhammad Raza, bench heard petition.

During hearing, Jehangir Jadoon represented PML-N, Barrister Zafarullah represented Maryam and Hassan Maan represented PTI.

The lawyer of PML-N and Maryam asked for a copy of petition from ECP and said they would submit a response after going through it.

Directing authorities concerned to provide a copy of petition to PML-N, ECP asked them to submit their reply in next hearing on June 25.

Talking to media representatives in Islamabad, Parliamentary Secretary for Law Maleeka Bukhari said that PML-N counsel took a U-turn before ECwhen he stated that Maryam Nawaz was not party Vice President.

Bukhari stressed being a convicted person, Maryam cannot hold any party office.

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