ECP seeks reply from Gilani, son in Senate video scandal case

PTI asks ECP to summon the duo in the case


Our Correspondent October 12, 2021
Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD:

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has submitted an application requesting the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to summon Opposition Leader in the Senate Yousuf Raza Gilani and his son MPA Ali Haider Gilani in the upper house election video scandal case.

A two-member bench of the election supervisor heard the disqualification case pertaining to the father and son duo.

Parliamentary Secretary Barrister Maleeka Bokhari maintained that she would present arguments in her personal capacity as PTI lawyer Ali Zafar Malik was out of country.

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Maleeka contended that the case could not move forward in the absence of Yousuf Raza Gilani and Ali Haider Gilani, saying PTI had presented the videos and that they did not have any further evidence.

She said the PTI now wanted to present the press conference video of Ali Haider Gilani adding that both the father and son never objected to the footage.

On ECP’s remarks that it would seek replies from both the accused, the PPP leaders’ counsels questioned the election supervisor’s jurisdiction asking how it could summon them when the plea was not maintainable.

The ECP sought replies from Gilani and his son and adjourned the hearing of the case till November 15.

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