Qasim Suri reinstated as MNA by SC

Islamabad: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has on Monday reinstated Qasim Khan Suri as the National Assembly deputy speaker by restoring his membership.

Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Justice Faisal Arab and Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan conducted the hearing, suspended the election tribunal’s verdict and issued stay order. Advocate Naeem Bukhari argued the case in favor of Qasim Suri.

Let it be known that the election tribunal – headed by Justice Abdullah Baloch – had deseated Qasim Khan Suri as deputy speaker of the National Assembly and directed the authorities to conduct re-election in NA-265 constituency.

The decision was announced over the petition of Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-Mengal) member Nawabzada Haji Lashkari Raisani, who had challenged Suri’s victory in General Election 2018.