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ECP notifies PTI lawmakers on five reserved PA seats

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The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) notified the lawmakers on five reserved seats of the Punjab Assembly on Wednesday, ARY News reported.

The seats for women and minority lawmakers in the Punjab Assembly had fallen vacant after the dissident legislators of the PA were denotified by the election commission.

The ECP issued notifications for the lawmakers on the vacant seats for women including Batool Zain, Saira Raza and Fauzia Abbas. Habkook Rafiq and Samuel Yaqoob have been notified as the lawmakers on the minority seats.

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The lawmakers have been notified by the ECP following the directives of the Lahore High Court (LHC).

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On July 5, The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday issued its detailed judgment over five reserved seats of the Punjab Assembly, ARY News reported.

In its 13-page verdict, the high court had ordered the Election Commission of Pakistan to notify members of reserved seats of the Punjab Assembly.

The LHC had directed the Additional Registrar to dispatch the high court order to the election commission forthwith.

Ali Zafar Advocate had filed a petition from Samuel Yaqoob and others seeking an order over the reserved seats from the high court.

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While Azhar Siddique has also filed a petition from Zainab Umair over delay in notification on five reserved seats of the provincial assembly.

The Lahore High Court (LHC) in its decision on June 27, Monday directed the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to notify members of reserved seats of the Punjab Assembly which fell vacant following the de-seating of PTI MPAs over voting for Hamza Shahbaz during the chief minister’s election.

The ECP should immediately notify the members on reserved seats, the LHC bench said while hearing a plea filed by PTI lawmakers.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) had approached LHC over nominating new members on the vacant reserved seats of the Punjab Assembly.

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