ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has adjourned the hearing of the petition filed against Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Faryal Talpur on 2nd March.
Judge Sikandar Sultan Raja conducted the hearing in which the petitioner had sought disqualification of Faryal Talpur as a member of the Sindh Assembly.
In this regard, the commission also issued notice to Faryal Talpur in the case. The petitioner said that his plea was rejected earlier after he failed to appear before the ECP in the case.
The petition was filed by two Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MPAs in the ECP in which they stated the PPP leader should be disqualified under Article 62 of the Constitution as she failed to declare details of her assets before the ECP, which means she is no longer ‘Sadiq and Ameen’.
The petitioner added that Talpur owned properties in Larkana and Shahdadkot and she was also nominated in corruption cases through fake bank accounts.
Talpur owned properties in Larkana and Shahdadkot, the petitioner stated. They added Talpur has been nominated in a case pertaining to billions of rupees corruption through fake bank accounts and pleaded that she be disqualified as a member of the Sindh Assembly.
Earlier, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) granted Talpur the bail in the fake bank accounts case in December 2019 and asked to submit surety bonds worth Rs10 million.
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