Islamabad: Yousaf Raza Gilani, a senior leader of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), has filed an in-court appeal with the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against its ruling on the election of the president of the Senate.
Yousaf Raza Gilani has challenged the decision of IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah that rejected PPP leader’s plea against election of Sadiq Sanjrani as Chairman Senate.
Gillani, who is now Opposition Leader in Senate, has requested the court to set aside verdict of single bench and remove Sadiq Sanjrani from the post.
The PPP leader also asked the court to cancel the moderator’s decision to reject his seven votes and declare him the chairman of the Senate.
Earlier on March 24, IHC dismissed a petition by former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani challenging the results of the Senate chairman election, noting that proceedings of the upper house of parliament were “immune from the interference” of the high court.