ECP to take up disqualification plea against Talpur on Nov 4


ISLAMABAD:  The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will take up a petition filed by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) seeking disqualification of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader and Sindh Assembly lawmaker Faryal Talpur on Nov 4.

The ECP has sent notices to PTI’s Arsalan Taj and Rabia Azfar, who moved the petition and summoned all parties to Islamabad for the purpose.

Arsalan Taj said in a statement that they will give good news to the people of the Sindh province.

Talpur along with other PPP leaders will be disqualified by ECP, he predicted, asking the people of the provincial legislature’s PS-10, Larkana’s constituency former president Asif Ali Zardari’s sister was elected from in last year’s general elections, to get ready for by-elections.

Accusing the PPP leader of hiding assets, Taj stated in the petition that she didn’t declare her 60-acre land in Shahdadkot. He added the PPP MPA also hid another land she owned in Shahdadpur and a plot in Nawabshah from the ECP.

He stated the PPP leader should be disqualified under Article 62 of the Constitution as she failed to declare details of her assets before the ECP, which means she is no longer ‘Sadiq and Ameen’.