ISLAMABAD (REPORTBEAT) – Islamabad High Court (IHC) has fixed plea of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) plea challenging election of Sadiq Sanjrani as Chairman Senate for hearing.
Chief Justice of IHC Athar Minallah will hear the plea on March 24. The plea, which was filed by laywer of PPP candidate for Chairmanship of upper house of the parliament, states that rejection of seven votes of Yousaf Raza Gillani was illegal.
PPP has asked court to nullify the rejection of votes and declare former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gillani as Chairman Senate.
It is pertinent to mention here that on March 12, government back candidate Sadiq Sanjrani won the election of the Chairmanby securing 48 votes out of a total of 98 cast for the seat.
Candidate of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) – an 11-party opposition alliance – Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani received only 42 votes, while seven of his votes were rejected.