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 LAHORE: Speaker Punjab Assembly Pervaiz Elahi on Friday said that Election Comission of Pakistan has given an excellent decision and they have saved the democracy.

Reacting to the ECP’s decision against deviant Pakistan Justice Movement (PTI) members in the Punjab Provincial Assembly (MPA), Pervaiz Elahi said the ECP’s decision is a lesson for those who change allegiance.

“First of all, I would like to thank the Almighty. Thanks to our team of lawyers and Chief Election Commissioner, who played key role to save the democracy,” he said.

It should be noted that today ECP has de-seated 25 dissident PTI Punjab MPAs for defecting the party.

The 25 dissident PTI members against whom the disqualification reference was filed include Muhammad Ajmal, Abdul Aleem Khan, Nazir Ahmed, Muhammad Amin Zulqernain, Malik Nauman Langarial, Muhammad Salman, Malik Ghulam Rasool, Saeed Akbar and others.

It will be recalled that the above-mentioned provincial legislators voted for Hamza Shahbaz in the Punjab chief minister election.

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