SIC approaches ECP for reserved seats


Faisal Sheikh

ISLAMABAD: After inclusion of PTI-backed Independents, the Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) has approached the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for allocation of reserved seats.

An application has been submitted in the ECP for this purpose by the SIC. The SIC has taken the stance that at least 50 PTI-backed Independents had joined the SIC. These Independents should now be considered as SIC lawmakers.

The SIC pleaded to the ECP that seats reserved for women and minorities should be allotted to the SIC. It may be recalled that on Monday PTI-backed Independents had announced to join the SIC.

Addressing a news conference along with leaders of the SIC and the Majlis-e-Waddatul Muslimeen (MWM) on Monday, PTI leader Barrister Gohar claimed his party had secured victory on 180 National Assembly seats.

He said PTI-backed Independents declared returned from National Assembly, Punjab and KP assemblies would join the SIC. He said this alliance had been created for the best interest of the country.