Senate polls: PML-N MPA Yasin Sohl withdraws resignation

The MPA had resigned after he was forced to show ballot papers before casting his vote.


Abdul Manan March 02, 2012

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) MPA Yasin Sohl, who had earlier resigned from his seat on Friday, has withdrawn his resignation.

The MPA decided to tender his resignation after he was forced to show ballot papers before casting his vote during Senate polls at the Punjab Assembly.

According to details, Secretary Coordination Dr Tauqeer Shah forced Sohl to show his ballot when he was casting the vote. Sources in PML-N said that Shah had expressed his concerns that Sohl might vote for Babar Awan because of his brother.

Sources also added that Senior Advocate Ramzan Chaudhry was Sohl’s elder brother and he had committed to cast his vote for Babar Awan.

PML-N MNA Khawaja Saad Rafique had then protested over the incident and tried to convince senior party leaders Pervez Rashid, Rana Mashood and Tauqeer Shah to trust their MPA as his constituency fell under Lahore, but his protests were ignored.

Rafique after failing to convince the party leadership against asking Sohail to show his ballot papers had asked him to resign. Both leaders then left the provincial assembly.

Rana Sanaullah said that the matter had been resolved as he had received Sohl’s resignation and not the speaker.

COMMENTS (10)

shak | 9 years ago | Reply

Saad Rafique needs to resign from PMLN also and come join the other side.....lol and i'm not a big PTI supporter but Rafique's mentor Javeed Hashmi is already there, so if his party won't listen to him then whats the point in being part of that party. he is relatively young and charismatic but he will be held back because he is not a sharif :)

Nasir Mengal | 9 years ago | Reply

In the name of democracy they have ruled but brought bad name to the system. I think a big change will be to get rid of this lot and bring few new faces. To hell with so called two big democratic parties. They can't get along with each other on important issue of Balochistan but they are ready to sit on a quick call for 20th amendment. They are running democracy of convenience.

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