Baaghi TV has learnt that the decision on petition against the chairman Senate election has been reserved in the Islamabad High Court (IHC).
The court has reserved its decision on the petition against the annulment of the Senate election. The lawyer said that the president appointed Senator Muzaffar Hussain Shah as the presiding officer in the election. The court inquired whether there was any involvement of the Election Commission in the election of the Chairman Senate. Farooq H. Naik told the court that the Election Commission has no role in the election of the Chairman Senate. The Chief Justice asked how the right to internal proceedings of Parliament would be derived from Article 69 of the Constitution. Can the internal proceedings of Parliament be challenged in court?
Farooq H. Naik said that if there was any irregularity in the procedure, it could not be challenged in court, the rules had nothing to do with ballot papers or votes. Rules are silent in this regard. The Secretary of the Senate instructed that the seal be placed anywhere inside the box. Sherry Rehman, Saeed Ghani and I have given statement in the affidavit court. The Secretary of the Senate asked for a seal anywhere inside the box. After the request of the Secretary of the Senate, we asked our senators to seal it anywhere. During the hearing, the Chief Justice of the Islamabad High Court, Athar Minallah, remarked that the Supreme Court had given an observation on the internal proceedings of Parliament in the case. Farooq Naik said that Asif Zardari was stopped from taking oath by the Chairman Senate. Islamabad High Court Chief Justice Athar Minallah reserved judgment on the petition.
The PPP has filed a petition in the Islamabad High Court seeking annulment of the Senate elections. The decision to make Sadiq Sanjarani chairman of the Senate should be declared null and void. The decision to reject the vote in favor of Yousuf Raza Gilani is unconstitutional, according to Advocate Farooq H. Naik’s petition filed by Yousuf Raza Gilani. According to the Advocate, the Senate Secretariat had refused to issue seven ballot papers. The petition further said that 7 rejected votes of Yousuf Raza Gilani are important evidence and 7 rejected votes will be obtained through the order of the court.
PPP leader Nayyar Bukhari said that the result was affected by the rejection of 7 votes of Yousuf Raza Gilani. The decision of the Presiding Officer has been challenged under Article 199. We have challenged the notification and result of the Chairman Senate. A record of ballot papers was sought which we did not get. Sadiq Sanjarani was illegally elected Chairman Senate. The name and seal column on the ballot paper is the same.
It should be noted that Sadiq Sanjarani and Mirza Afridi have been elected as Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Senate. While the PDM has lost, the PDM has challenged the results of the chairman’s seat.
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