Faryal Talpur disqualification case: ECP to announce verdict on Feb 8

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

11th Jan, 2021. 03:11 pm
Faryal Talpur

On Monday, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) reserved a verdict on a petition seeking disqualification of People’s Party leader Faryal Talpur as a Sindh Assembly-member.

According to the details, the petition; that sought disqualification of Faryal Talpur as member of the provincial assembly over allegedly concealing her assets was moved to ECP by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders Arsalan Taj and Rabia Azfar.

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’.

Sister of the former president Asif Ali Zardari, Faryal Talpur owned properties in Larkana and Shahdadkot, the petitioner stated, adding Talpur had been nominated in a case pertaining to billions of rupees corruption through fake bank accounts. They pleaded that she be disqualified as a member of the Sindh Assembly.

A five-member bench, headed by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja, reserved its judgement. The reserved judgement will be pronounced on February 8, 2021.

During the case proceedings, counsel for Ms Faryal Talpur, Farooq H Naek, requested the bench to dismiss the plea for being non-maintainable.

After hearing the arguments, the ECP reserved the judgement and adjourned the hearing till February 8, 2021.

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