ECP defers judgement against Maryam Nawaz Sharif

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ECP defers judgement against Maryam Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD - The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has deferred its judgement regarding a plea submitted by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) which challenged the appointment of Maryam Nawaz as Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) vice-presidents.

The petition has been heard by a three-member bench headed by the Chief Election Commissioner Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan. During the hearing today, the ECP bench said that the judgement will now be announced on September 3, local media reported. On August 1, the commission had reserved its verdict and said that it will announce it today.

On May 9, PTI lawmakers Barrister Malika Bukhari, Farrukh Habib, Kanwal Shauzab and Javeria Zafar had challenged Maryam’s appointment, saying that her appointment as a PML-N vice-president is in contradiction with the constitution and law of the land.