Court: Waheeda Shah moves SC against her disqualification

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party candidate Waheeda Shah filed a petition in the Supreme Court on Friday against her disqualification by the Election Commission of Pakistan ECP.

In her petition, filed through Hashmat Ali Habib advocate, she stated that since her appeal against her disqualification was pending before the Supreme Court, thus the ECP decision may be suspended, till final disposal of her appeal.

The petitioner stated that if suspension of ECP decision would not be passed by the apex court, her right would be demolished after the announcement of election schedule, adding that the people of her constituency will be deprived from their leader if she remained disqualified.

Waheeda Shah, a PPP candidate from PS53 constituency of Sindh was declared ineligible to contest elections for two years after she was found guilty of slapping a presiding officer during the recent byelections.

On November 4, the Chief Election Commissioner Justice r Fakhrudin G. Ebrahim had upheld Waheeda Shah’s disqualification. She had slapped a Presiding Officer Habiba Memon during polling on Feb 25 in the byelection of the PS53.