Senator Gillani moved the petition by way of his counsel Farooq H Naek requesting the excessive court docket to declare the results of the election of Senate chairman held on March 12 “unlawful, illegal and void”.
He additional demanded that the IHC declare the rejection of seven votes polled in favour of the petitioner unlawful and droop the notification dated March 13 concerning the re-election of Sadiq Sanjrani as Senate chairman and restrain him from finishing up his duties on this capability till this petition is determined.
Gillani alleged in his petition that the federal government tried to affect the results of the election to the seat of Senate chairman to win it by hook or criminal.
“Throughout the technique of counting of votes the Presiding Officer (Syed Muzaffar Hussain Shah) arbitrarily rejected 7 of the votes (the rejected votes) solid within the petitioner’s favour on the bottom that stamp is affixed on the identify of the petitioner regardless of protest of the petitioner’s polling agent Senator Farooq H. Naek that the stamp had been fastened inside the field containing the identify of the petitionern,” he contended.
“The votes rejected by the presiding officer clearly evince the voter’s intent to vote for the petitioner and nobody else,” the petitioner argued. Furthermore, he added, these are in compliance with the discover affixed close to the polling sales space in addition to the understanding conveyed by the Senate secretary.