IHC reserves verdict on Arshad Vohra’s plea against disqualification
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday reserved its verdict over maintainability of appeal of former deputy mayor Karachi Arshad Vohra against his disqualification by the Election Commission of Pakistan.
ECP had deseated Vohra over a petition of his former party MQM-P after he switched loyalties to Pak Sarzameen Party.
Former deputy mayor Karachi has challenged March 13 decision of the ECP.
Earlier, counsel of Arshad Vohra in his arguments said MQM-Pakistan held controversial intra-party elections and election commission approved election of Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui as head of party.
Justice Aamir Farooq remarked that the party could not change with the change of its leader. Counsel of petitioner said that in past PSP, MQM, and MQM-Pakistan were in fold of same party. “How could it happen when the all parties have their own leaders?, Justice Farooq questioned”
In hearing on Monday Justice asked counsel of petitioner whether his client (Arshad Vohra) switched party? “You got ticket from one party and then joined another,” Justice Farooq said.
After August 2016 speech (of the MQM founder) party was changed. “Nadeem Nusrat issued party ticket to my client”, counsel of Vohra said.
“Leaving a party to join another affects the previous party or not,” Justice Aamir Farooq asked the counsel.