Islamabad: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has determined to hear the application for disqualification of Senator Yousaf Raza Gillani of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP).
The Election Committee will hear the petition on March 22. In this regard, the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) has formed a five-person committee under himself.
The petition has been filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders Farrukh Habib and Kanwal Shauzab, seeking disqualification of newly-elected Senator Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani over the leaked video of Ali Haider Gillani.
The petition states that it is clear in the video that Ali Haider Gilani, an MPA from Multan, was telling other members how to waste their votes in order to benefit his father Yousaf Raza Gillani in the Senate elections.
It further pointed out that Ali Hyde Gilani himself appeared in front of the media after the video went viral and admitted that he was trying to influence the Senate election. Therefore, in accordance with Article 174 of the 2017 Election Law, the Election Commission called for action against Yousaf Raza Gillani and his son.