Published On: Wed, Apr 25th, 2012

Waheeda’s ineligibility order suspended

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HYDERABAD: The Sindh High Court Sukkar Bench Tuesday, suspended the disqualification order of Waheeda Shah by the five-member bench of the Election Commission.
The High Court has stopped the scheduled by-election on April 26 in Sindh constituency PS-53 of the provincial assembly.
The bench comprising of Justice Aqeel Abbasi and Justice Nisar Sheikh has passed this order on the constitutional petition of Waheeda Shah.
Following the incident of election staff thrashing by Waheeda Shah, the five-member bench of the Election Commission in a majority decision declaring Waheeda Shah ineligible for two years had ordered for holding fresh election in PS-53.
This order was challenged by Waheeda Shah through a petition, which came up for hearing by the SHC bench today.
Waheeda Shah’s counsel Haider Imam Rizvi pointed out the flaws in the Election Commission order. After the initial hearing, SHC bench suspended the decision of the Election Commission and also stopped the holding of by-election scheduled for April 26.
The bench has issued notice to the Election Commission of Pakistan and others for May 15.

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