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ECP seeks reply from PML-N over Maryam’s appointment as party vice-president

PTI set to challenge Maryam Nawaz's appointment as PML-N vice-president

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday sought a reply from the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) over a petition difficult the appointment of Maryam Nawaz as party vice-president, The News Observers reported.

A 3-member bench of the ECP, headed by Chief Election Commissioner Sardar Muhammad Raza heard the petition filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in Islamabad.

Throughout the listening to, Jehangir Jadoon represented PML-N, Barrister Zafarullah represented Maryam and Hassan Maan represented PTI.

The lawyer of the PML-N and Maryam requested for a duplicate of the petition from the ECP and stated they’d submit a response after going by it.

Directing the authorities involved to supply a duplicate of the petition to PML-N, ECP requested them to submit their reply within the subsequent listening to on June 25.

Speaking to the media representatives in Islamabad, Parliamentary Secretary for Law Maleeka Bukhari stated PML-N counsel took a U-turn earlier than the election fee when he said that Maryam Nawaz just isn’t social gathering vice-president.

Bukhari confused being a convicted particular person; Maryam can not maintain any party workplace, in keeping with Radio Pakistan.

In a serious party reshuffle in Could, Maryam was made one of many 16 vice-presidents of the PML-N together with Hamza Shehbaz, who can be the Opposition Chief within the Punjab Assembly.

Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was appointed because the senior vice-president, whereas Ahsan Iqbal was made the overall secretary.

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