Islamabad: Supreme court of Pakistan Restored the membership of Qasim Suri, reverting the verdict of Election commission of Pakistan (ECP). ECP has deseated Qasim Suri who was deputy speaker of National assembly of Pakistan on September 27 ,2019.
However, Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri has submitted the plea to supreme court of Pakistan against the ECP’s Verdict. A senior Bench of, Justice Faisal Arab, Justice Umar Ata Bundial and Justice Ejaz Ul Hassan heard the plea.
Qasim Suri argued that the tribunal didnot assesd the evidence properly. He also added that his disqualification verdict should be declared null and void.
On September 27, an election tribunal declared the election result of the NA-265 (Quetta-II), Suri’s constituency, null and void.
BNP’s Nawabzada Raisani had challenged the victory of BAP’s Suri.
The ECP checked the votes cast in the area and was not able to biometrically verify the 52,756 votes. Several votes had incorrect CNIC numbers and in some votes the same CNIC number had been used multiple times.
Suri had won the election after receiving 25,979 votes, while Raisani had received 20,394 votes, according to the Election Commission. The electoral body had rejected a total of 3,422 votes in the constituency.