'Secrecy Of Ballot Breached' In Punjab Assembly Speaker Election, LHC Told.

LAHORE -- The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday issued notices to Punjab Assembly Speaker Sibtain Khan, Secretary Law, Presiding Officer and others on a petition challenging the election of PA speaker held recently.

The division bench comprising Justice Muzamil Akhtar Shabir and Justice Raheel Kamran issued notices on a petition filed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MPA Saiful Malook Khokhar and another MPA.

During the proceedings, the petitioners' counsel argued before the bench that as per law, it was mandatory to hold the Punjab Assembly speaker election through a secret ballot. He submitted that balloting had not been secret in Friday's election of the Speaker as the ballot papers and counterfoils were serial-numbered.

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He submitted that the choice, exercised by the MPAs, could be traced by comparing the serial number on the ballot paper and the serial number on the counterfoils...

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