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Members of the Assembly elected on specific seats were prevented from taking oath


PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court allowed the request of the Sunni Ittehad Council and prevented the elected members of the Assembly from taking oath on certain seats.

According to the details, a hearing was held in the Peshawar High Court on the application for specific seats of the Sunni Unity Council, a 2-member bench consisting of Justice Ishtiaq Ibrahim and Justice Shakeel Ahmed conducted the hearing.

The Peshawar High Court stopped the elected members from taking oath on certain seats and accepted the request of the Sunni Ittehad Council.

The court ordered that the Speaker should not administer the oath to the elected members on certain seats till tomorrow.

During the hearing, the lawyer of the petitioner, Qazi Anwar, said in his arguments that there are two basic questions in this petition, Article fifty-one for the national assembly and Article one for the provincial assembly that specific seats will be given.

The lawyer said that the independent candidates have to join a party in three days, ninety-eight successful independent candidates joined the Sunni Ittehad Council, then Justice Ishtiaq Ibrahim inquired whether your request is limited to this province or for the entire country. .

On which the petitioner's lawyer said that the Election Commission has issued a notification and given the seats, Justice Ishtiaq Ibrahim asked what the Election Commission said, to which the lawyer said that the Election Commission had given the seats to other parties, the constitution said. That the seats will be given in proportion to the general seats.

The court inquired whether an appeal can be filed against the decision of the Election Commission. So the lawyer said that an appeal can be filed against the election decision, the Election Commission says that the Sunni Ittehad Council did not give the list.

Justice Ishtiaq Ibrahim further asked that these seats are reserved for women and minorities, if you don't get them then will they remain vacant.

Later, the Peshawar High Court issued notices to the Attorney General of Pakistan and Advocate General KP for assistance. The Chief Justice said that the court has raised some questions.

The court sent the case to the Chief Justice for the formation of a larger bench and asked the Chief Justice to form a larger bench to hear the case.

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