ECP de-notifies former NA deputy speaker Qasim Suri

ECP de-notifies former NA deputy speaker Qasim Suri

Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday de-notified former deputy speaker Qasim Suri.

On Tuesday, Suri approached the Supreme Court, challenging election tribunal’s verdict.

The appeal was filed by advocate Naeem Bukhari took the plea that tribunal didn’t review the evidence.

On Friday, the Balochistan High Court's election tribunal declared the election of Suri as null and void, ordering a reelection in NA-265 constituency (Quetta - II).

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Suri’s election had been challenged by Nawabzada Lashkari Raisani, alleging that out of the total votes cast in NA-265 during polls, more than half had been invalid, and thus the election win stood null and void.

After hearing the arguments to both sides of the case, the tribunal headed by Justice Abdullah Baloch had reserved a decision in this regard earlier this month.