ISLAMABAD: Suspending an earlier verdict by the election tribunal, the Supreme Court on Tuesday restored the Punjab Assembly membership of Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) lawmaker Rashida Yaqub from PP-78 constituency in Jhang.
The apex court dismissed the earlier verdict by an election tribunal suspending her assembly membership for allegedly concealing assets.
A two-member bench of the Supreme Court presided over by Justice Iqbal Hamid-ur-Rehman took up for hearing the appeal plea filed by Yaqub against the tribunal’s decision.
Counsel for Rashida Yaqub pleaded that his client did not conceal her assets and that the decision given by the tribunal in this regard was unconstitutional.
He argued that the assembly membership of his client was supended despite the fact that rival candidates had not provided credible evidence to the tribunal.
He pleaded to the court to nullify the tribunal’s decision and restore the membership of his client.
The court, while suspending the decision of the tribunal, restored the Punjab Assembly membership of Rashida Yaqub.
The hearing of the case was further adjourned until February 24.