ECP postpones verdict against Maryam's appointment as PML-N VP

ECP postpones verdict against Maryam's appointment as PML-N VP
Islamabad: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday has adjourned the hearing challenging the appointment of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz from her party position till September 16, GNN reported.


According to details, a three-member bench of the ECP, headed by Chief Election Commissioner Justice (retd.) Sardar Raza Khan resumed the hearing today.

Maryam Nawaz' councel pleaded to adjourn the hearing as Maryam's lawyer Barrister Zafar Ullah was not in Pakistan.

The ECP bench remarked that the bench must have been informed about this earlier.

The bench then postponed the hearing till September 16.

On May 27, ECP accepted for hearing a petition filed by members of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) challenging the appointment of Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, as a Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice president.

Petition was filed following Shehbaz Sharif’s decision to make major changes to the party’s structure, including Maryam’s appointment as vice president of the party — among a list of 16 vice presidents — for the first time.