ECP suspends hearing of disqualification references until SC decision on Panamagate

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday decided to suspend hearing of disqualification references, filed against PML and PTI leaders in connection with the Panama leaks.

The decision was taken on a plea submitted by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s lawyer Sulman Aslam Butt. He had pleaded with the ECP to suspend hearing on the references on grounds that the apex court had taken up the matter.

The hearing of the case has been suspended until the Supreme Court decides on the matter.

Earlier, members of opposition parties opposed the PM counsel’s plea, saying that the ECP is an autonomous body, so it should continue hearing the references.

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