The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) reserved on Thursday its verdict regarding Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) petition seeking the disqualification of Pakistan Muslim League -Nawaz (PML-N) Maryam Nawaz as party vice-president.

The petition has been heard by a three-member bench headed by the Chief Election Commissioner Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan. The commission reserved its verdict, which it will announce on August 27, local media reported.

In her reply to the ECP, Maryam said that there is no restriction in the Constitution and the Election Act barring a convicted person from holding a party post.

On May 9, PTI lawmakers Barrister Malika Bukhari, Farrukh Habib, Kanwal Shauzab and Javeria Zafar had challenged Maryam's appointment, saying that her appointment as a PML-N vice-president is in contradiction with the constitution and law of the land.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2019