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PTI challenges ECP’s Decision of Not Unseating Defecting MNAs in SC

ISLAMABAD: The PTI Monday moved the Supreme Court to challenge the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) decision of not unseating its defecting members of the National Assembly (MNAs.)

Ex-prime minister and PTI Chairman Imran Khan, through his lawyer Faisal Chaudhry, submitted a petition to the top court seeking the immediate annulment of the ECP’s decision to dismiss the reference against the party members.

The PTI chairman had sent a declaration to former National Assembly speaker Asad Qaiser, seeking the disqualification of 20 party members after they decided to vote against him in the no-confidence motion.

But the votes of the dissident MNAs were not needed to oust Khan from power as the then-Opposition had enough votes to send the government packing in the wee hours of April 10. However, the acting speaker had sent the references against the dissident members on April 14.