Suri’s resignation: ECP liable to contempt of court, says Raisani

QUETTA: The resignation of Qasim Khan Suri from the National Assembly was in fact contempt of court and Election Commission of Pakistan was also liable to contempt by declaring constituency NA-265 as vacant and subsequently announcing election schedule on the seat.

It was stated by head of Balochistan Peace Movement and former Senator, Nawabzada Mir Haji Lashkari Raisani while addressing a press a press conference at Quetta Press Club here on Thursday. Raisani said that success of Qasim Khan Suri as member National Assembly was challenged before Election Commission of Pakistan and later before the High Court of Balochistan, adding that NADRA got the votes certified on the directives of High Court of Balochistan, pointing out that 2500 votes, which were not in the record of Election Commission of Pakistan, were cast in two different polling stations.

He said that after disqualification from the High Court, stay was granted to Qasim Khan Suri by the Supreme Court of Pakistan, adding that stay of the Supreme Court was still intact on 265 constituency. He said that the resignation of Qasim Khan Suri from the membership of national assembly was contempt of court and Election Commission of Pakistan was also liable to contempt of court by announcing election on the constituency of NA  constituency 265.

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