ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has postponed its verdict on a petition challenging the appointment of vice president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Maryam Nawaz on Tuesday.
The verdict on a petition challenging the appointment of Maryam Nawaz will now be announced on 3rd September- eight days from now.
A three-member bench of the ECP headed by Chief Election Commissioner Justice (retd) Sardar Raza Khan heard arguments today.
Justice (retd) Sardar Raza Khan reserved the judgement on 1st August after hearing arguments for and against the appointment of Maryam Nawaz.
The ECP bench during today’s hearing ordered the lawyers to be given additional assistance in the case and said that they need more understanding of the Supreme Court verdict and Article 62 and 63 of the Constitution.
The petition against Maryam Nawaz’s assent to PML-N’s vice president position was filed in May by the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) lawmakers.
The petition contended that Maryam could not hold any party position as she was convicted by a court of law on 6th July 2018, in a corruption case (Avenfield reference), filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).