Former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gillani. Photograph: File

The Islamabad Excessive Court docket (IHC) on Wednesday rejected former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gillani’s petition difficult the Senate chairman election, stating that courts don’t intervene within the workings of the Parliament.

The previous prime minister — who was the Pakistan Democratic Motion’s (PDM) joint candidate difficult the federal government candidate Sadiq Sanjrani — had misplaced the Senate chairman election by acquiring 42 votes in comparison with Sanjrani’s 48.

A 13-page verdict on Gillani’s petition was issued by IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah.

The PPP had introduced it will problem the decision after the presiding officer — when the votes have been being counted — revealed that seven votes had been rejected.

In keeping with the judgment, the bench clarified that the courtroom doesn’t intervene within the workings of the Parliament.

The courtroom additionally expressed the hope that political events and lawmakers will resolve their issues with one another with out involving the judiciary.

PPP’s Farooq H Naek had filed the enchantment on Gillani’s behalf on the excessive courtroom a few days earlier.

Within the petition, Gillani had acknowledged that seven votes solid in his favour have been rejected by the RO throughout the election for the Senate chairman. The petition reads that the RO’s order to declare the votes unlawful must be overturned.

Through the Senate election, PDM’s Gillani had emerged because the victor from his Islamabad seat, beating Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Shaikh — related to the ruling PTI — in what was arguably the most-watched contest.

Gillani had bagged 169 votes, whereas Shaikh acquired 164. One vote had not been solid.

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