Senator Yusuf Raza Gillani lands in hot waters

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Senator Yusuf Raza Gillani lands in hot waters

ISLAMABAD - The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has fixed for hearing the disqualification plea against Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Senator Yousaf Raza Gillani.

The Election Commission will hear the petition on March 22. In this regard, the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) has constituted a five-member bench under himself.

The petition has been filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders Farrukh Habib and Kanwal Shauzab, seeking disqualification of newly-elected Senator Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani over the leaked video of Ali Haider Gillani.

The petition states that it is clear in the video that Ali Haider Gilani, an MPA from Multan, was telling other members how to waste their votes in order to benefit his father Yousaf Raza Gillani in the Senate elections.

It further states that after the video went viral, Ali Haider Gillani himself appeared before the media and admitted that he tried to influence the Senate election. Therefore, the Election Commission is appealed to take action against Yousaf Raza Gillani and his son under Section 174 of the Election Act 2017.