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PHC rules in favour of PPP, PMLN on reserved seats

Speaker is not blocking the oath, the court hears
Peshawar High Court. PHOTO FILE
Peshawar High Court. PHOTO FILE

The Peshawar High Court on Wednesday ruled in favour of the PMLN and other opposition parties in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province over the issue of reserved seats.

PTI-led government in KP was trying to block the oath of some of the opposition members elected on reserved seats. Consequently, PPP, PMLN and JUIF filed petitions with the PHC.

The PHC – which earlier this month dismissed PTI’s petition against the ECP decision to allot dozens of reserved seats to PMLN, JUIF, and PPP – granted the petitions by PPP and PMLN and JUIF in its short order.

The court told the speaker to administer the oath to the MPAs elected on reserved seats.

It said a detailed order would be issued later.

During the hearing on Wednesday, when Justice Attique Shah asked if the speaker was blocking the oath, a lawyer representing the speaker said it was not the case.

Justice Shakil Ahmed remarked that after the ECP had issued notification for the MPAs they deserved to be sworn in.

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