Senator Yousaf Raza Gillani. Picture: File

ISLAMABAD: With hopes of taking again the Senate chairman’s publish, the PPP has approached the Islamabad Excessive Court docket (IHC) difficult the returning officer’s (RO) choice rejecting the votes that the occasion believed have been polled for his or her candidate.

Senator Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani filed a plea by means of his counsel Farooq H Naek. Within the petition, Gillani has urged the courtroom to declare the seven votes forged in his favour authorized and pave the trail for him to change into the Senate chairman.

Gillani has instructed the courtroom that the votes forged in his favour have been rejected by the RO throughout the election for the Senate chairman on March 12.

The petition claims that the RO’s ruling on the votes was unlawful and needs to be overturned.

Earlier this month, Sadiq Sanjrani, the PTI-led authorities’s candidate, gained a knife-edge Senate chairman election over Gillani, fielded by the Pakistan Democratic Motion.

Sanjrani acquired 48 votes, whereas Gillani bagged 42. Eight of the 99 votes in complete have been rejected. Seven votes had been stamped on Gilani’s identify, which have been additionally declared invalid by RO yed Muzzafar Hussain Shah.

The PPP had already introduced that it could problem the RO’s ruling in courtroom.

The IHC has accepted the petition and Chief Justice Athar Minallah will hear the case on March 24.

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