ECP dismisses PTI’s petition, Maryam Nawaz retains position of PML-N Vice President

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday dismissed a petition filed by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders, allowing Maryam Nawaz to hold the position of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President.

The Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice (retd) Sardar Mohammad Raza headed three-member bench announced its verdict.

The ECP said that Maryam Nawaz will remain as the PML-N Vice President. It said that apparently the post of PML-N Vice President is un-functional.

The PTI leaders including Farrukh Habib, Maleeka Bukhari, Kanwal Shauzab and Javera Zafar had submitted an application to the ECP, arguing that the appointment of Maryam Nawaz as the Vice President of PML-N was contrary to the Constitution.

They argued that that Maryam Nawaz had been declared disqualified for any political or public office.

After hearing the arguments of the PTI’s Counsel Advocate Hassan Maan, the ECP had reserved the verdict on Monday (yesterday).