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PML-N challenges Punjab Assembly Speaker election in LHC

Petition fixed for hearing; two-member bench to hear case on Monday.



PML-N challenges Punjab Assembly Speaker election in LHC
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Lahore: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Saturday challenged the election of the Punjab Assembly speaker in the Lahore High Court.

A two-member bench of the LHC will hear the case on Monday.

According to details, the PML-N appeal, which was filed by Mansoor Usman, stated that the election for speaker is held through a secret ballot and printing serial numbers on the ballot papers violated the legal and constitutional binding.

The PML-N has pleaded that court to declare the election of Sibtain Khan as null and void and order a re-poll for the position.

It is pertinent to remember that joint candidate of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) Sibtain Khan was elected Speaker of Punjab Assembly on Friday.

Sibtain Khan defeated joint opposition candidate Malik Saif-ul-Malook Khokhar after securing 185 votes against the 175 votes obtained by Khokhar while four votes were rejected.

The rejected votes included three of the opposition and one of the PTI.