Waheeda Shah ineligibility: Sindh High Court suspends ECP’s order

Sindh High Court passes injunctive order for April 26 by-elections.


Web Desk April 24, 2012

HYDERABAD: The Sindh High Court has suspended Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) order which declared Pakistan Peoples Party’s member Waheeda Shah Bukhari ineligible to run for elections, Express News reported on Tuesday.

Justice Aqeel Abbasi and Justice Nisar Ahmad Shaikh were hearing the case at Sindh High Court Hyderabad bench.

After hearing the arguments of Bukhari’s lawyer Haider Imam Rizvi, the court suspended ECP’s order and passed an injunctive order for April 26 by-elections.

The hearing was adjourned till May 15.

Bukhari faced an inquiry for assaulting polling staff and is also involved in an alleged case of rigging during the by-polls in PS-53 Tando Muhammad Khan.

She was declared the winner in the initial vote-count of the provincial seat by-poll (PS-53), but following the infamous slapping incident caught on video, the ECP withheld official results.

She was caught on camera slapping two female presiding officers at polling station no. 16 at the Government Girls High School.

COMMENTS (18)

Ahmed | 8 years ago | Reply

Waheeda Shah is the perfect example of the state of our politics. She is what we represent, and she did what we deserve. What needed to be done was to slap her back instantly. It can still be done. She should be slapped in public and the video should be uploaded.

Ali | 8 years ago | Reply

Today PPP ministers are slapping the public.

The time is not far away when they will become like Saddam Hussain or Idi Amin and just pull out a gun and shoot them!!!!

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