PA speaker election challenged in LHC

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The recent Punjab Assembly (PA) speaker election has been challenged in Lahore High Court (LHC).

Three leaders of PML-N including Saiful Malook Khokhar, Mian Abdul Rauf and Mansoor Usman have filed petitions in LHC challenging the Punjab assembly speaker election.

Secretary Punjab assembly, newly elected speaker Punjab assembly and others have been made respondents in the petitions.

The petitioners have taken the plea numbering was made on ballot papers in the election of Punjab assembly speaker. It was aimed at tracing the members of assembly participating in secret balloting to ascertain which member cast vote to whom while as per rules election of speaker Punjab assembly is conducted through secret balloting.