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Punjab Assembly passes resolution demanding CEC to resign

Punjab Assembly passes motion demanding CEC to resign

LAHORE: The Punjab Assembly on Sunday passed a motion calling for the resignation of Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikander Sultan Raja.

The session of the provincial assembly began with newly-elected Speaker Sibtain Khan administering the oath to his deputy, Wasiq Qayyum.

After the oath was administered, PTI lawmaker Syed Abbas Shah presented the motion against the Election Commission of Pakistan’s chief, which was later approved by the assembly.

The motion calls on CEC Raja to resign from his post. After the motion was passed, the Assembly was adjourned till August 15.

It is pertinent to mention here that on Saturday PTI had decided to file a disqualification reference in the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) against CEC.

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