EC notifies 5 PTI members on reserved seats in PA

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LAHORE, July 07 (Online): PTI members of assembly have taken oath on 3 reserved seats for women and 2 reserved seats for minorities in Punjab Assembly (PA).

Speaker Punjab Assembly Chaudhry Pervez Elahi administered oath to the members on 5 reserved seats of PA.

Batool Zain, Saira Raza and Fouzia Abbas Naseem took oath on 3 reserved seats for women. These seats fell vacant due to de-notification of Uzma Kardar, Aisha Nawaz and Sajida Yousaf over defection
Habkook Rafiq Babbu and Samuel Yaqoob took oath on two reserved seats for minorities. These seats fell vacant due to the de-notification of PTI MPAs Ijaz Masih and Haroon Imran Gill.

The tally of PTI and its allies members of PA has reached 173 following the oath taken by its five members against reserved seats.

Following the Lahore High court decision EC had issued notification in respect of 5 reserved seats of PTI.

25 members of PA from PTI were deseated for casting votes in favor of Hamza Shahbaz in the election for slot of Hamza Shahbaz. The 5 members of assembly who were elected on reserved seats were also among these 25 members.