• PTI lawmakers challenged Maryam's appointment as PML-N vice-president in ECP.
  • ECP has barred Maryam from taking charge as party president or acting president.
  • Maryam was appointed as PML-N vice-president on May 3.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) dismissed on Tuesday Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) petition challenging the appointment of Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz as party vice-president.

A three-member bench headed by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice Sardar Mohammad Raza Khan announced the reserved verdict, local media reported. The ECP has held Maryam eligible to hold position of PML-N's vice-president, however, it has barred her from taking charge as party president or acting president.

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.

The petition also said that the PML-N leader has been declared disqualified for any political or public office.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2019