The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday de-seated 25 dissident Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MPAs who decided to vote for PML-N’s Hamza Shehbaz Sharif in Punjab chief minister election.
The electoral commission had reserved its verdict on the disqualification of 25 dissident PTI Punjab Assembly members on Tuesday.
Disqualification references had been submitted against the deviant members by Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi.
The dissident state legislators are Abdul Aleem Khan, Raja Sagheer Ahmed, Malik Ghulam Rasool Sangha, Saeed Akbar Khan, Mohammad Ajmal, Abdul Aleem Khan, Nazir Ahmed Chohan, Mohammad Amin Zulqernain, Malik Nauman Langrial, Mohammad Salman, Zawar Hussain Warraich, Nazir Ahmed Khan, Fida Hussain, Zahra Batool, Mohammad Tahir, Aisha Nawaz, Sajida Yousaf, Haroon Imran Gill, Uzma Kardar, Malik Asad Ali, Ijaz Masih, Mohammad Sabtain Raza, Mohsin Atta Khan Khosa, Mian Khalid Mehmood, Mehar Mohammad Aslam and Faisal Hayat.
The Pakistan Election Commission’s decision came just days after the Supreme Court’s decision on the interpretation of Article 63 (A), which stated that illegitimate votes will not be counted.