Defecting Party Legislators can be Disqualified, as the Law of Pakistan says

Days after legislators belonging to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) openly rebelled against the ruling party, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader and seasoned lawyer Aitzaz Ahsan on Saturday said that a legislator has to sacrifice their assembly seat if they vote against the party’s policy.

“The extent of disqualification has not been determined but it could be close to ineligibility for life,” the former senator said.

According to the procedure, Aitzaz said, the party chief would serve a show-cause notice to the defecting member and later the speaker would write a letter to the Election Commission against the member, seeking their disqualification.

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