Newly elected Senate member Yusuf Raza Gillani lands in hot waters

Newly elected Senate member Yusuf Raza Gillani lands in hot waters

ISLAMABAD – Plea challenging former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani’s success in Senate has been filed with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday.

Advocate Azhar Siddique has filed a petition in teh ECP to stop the notification of PPP leader Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani’s victory as senator.

In his petition, he stated that action should be taken against PML-N Vice-president Maryam Nawaz and Ali Haider Gillani – Yousaf Raza Gillani’s son – over rigging.

The plaintiff argued that Ali Haider Gillani’s video and Maryam Nawaz’s statement are proofs of rigging. He demanded to lodge cases against both individuals under Sections 167, 168 and 170 of the Election Act.

The petitioner questioned that why latest technology was not used in the elections despite the Supreme Court’s orders, and termed it as a contempt of court. He demanded inquiry into the matter.