Islamabad: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday rejected Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) against the leader of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and the opposition Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) Yousaf Raza Gilani (Yousaf) Raza Gillani)’s joint candidate’s petition for the victory of the Senate poll.
During the hearing, IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah has directed PTI’s member of National Assembly (NA) Ali Nawaz to use the platform of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) as this case is already under-hearing there. It’s not appropriate to unnecessarily drag the judiciary in political matters, he remarked.
Subsequently, the court has dismissed the plea.
It is to be mentioned here that Yousaf Raza Gillani had defeated PTI candidate Abdul Hafeez Shaikh in an upset victory in the Senate elections.
The match between Abdul Hafeez Shaikh and Yousaf Raza Gillani was described as the most critical match between the opposition and the government.
Yousaf Raza Gillani received 169 votes, while Abdul Hafeez Shaikh won 164 votes. ECP rejected a total of 7 votes.