The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday rejected the petition of Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani challenging the election of Senate chairman as “not maintainable.”

Chief Justice Athar Minallah announced the reserved verdict rejecting the petition.

After a preliminary hearing, Chief Justice Athar Minallah reserved judgement on the maintainability of the petition.

The chief justice suggested that the petitioner could send a reference to the National Assembly speaker under Article 63 to have his grievance redressed.

Chief Justice Athar Minallah questioned Naek that whether a Senate chairman ever been removed from the post in the past? What is the procedure for removal of the Senate chairman?

He observed that the court abstains from unnecessarily intervening in the matter and suggested Naek to take the matter to a Senate committee.

Former prime minister Gilani challenged the results of March 12 election on Monday and the IHC fixed March 24 as date for hearing.

Farooq H Naek filed the petition requesting the court to declare the results of the election “null and void.”


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