Islamabad, 16 March 2021:
I Senator Farooq H. Naek, Senior Advocate Supreme Court and Polling Agent of Senator Yousuf Raza Gillani bring the following facts on record:
On 12-03-2021, the entire world saw the injustice which took place in the name of Election of Chairman Senate. As such I, on behalf of my fellow Senator, Syed Yousuf Raza Gillani plan to challenge the unlawful rejection of seven votes validly polled in favour of Senator Syed Yousuf Raza Gillani by the then presiding officer Senator Muzzafar Hussain Shah.
In this respect we plan to approach the Honourable High Court of Islamabad under Writ Jurisdiction and agitate the unjust, bias, malafide, unlawful and unconstitutional treatment meted out to Senator Yousuf Raza Gillani as well as his voters during the process of elections to the post of Chairman Senate.
We also plan to highlight the role of the Senate Secretariat in unlawfully influencing the election of Chairman Senate which is evident from the instructions issued by it on the polling day as well as other incidents which transpired that day.
In order to safeguard the record we have already filed an application for sealing of entire record of the elections held to the post of Chairman Senate including the recovered spy cameras and all materials pertaining thereto as well as all the ballot papers including the ones which were challenged.
Furthermore in order to bring the entire record before the competent forum we have sought certified copies of various documents including the seven challenged votes, the instructions to Senators pasted in the Senate hall, the Ruling of the presiding officer challenging the rejected votes, the Ruling of the presiding officer declaring Sadiq Sanjrani as Chairman Senate as well as the proceedings of the Senate with respect to the arguments advanced by me on the Senate floor as polling agent of Senator Syed Yousuf Raza Gillani.
Due to our stance against the Senate Secretariat, as well as the fact that the applications of certified copies and sealing of record have been made to the Senate Secretariat itself, we gravely apprehend tampering with and/or destruction of key evidence which shows the malafide and unjust treatment meted out to Senator Yousuf Raza Gillani as well as his voters and would like to bring our apprehension on record.
Our application for certified copies is pending before the Senate Secretariat which is closed until 17.03.2021, however as soon as the same are obtained we would knock the doors of the Court in order to obtain our lawful rights by ensuring that Senator Syed Yousuf Raza Gillani is declared elected as Chairman Senate. Date: 16.03.2021 Senator Farooq H. Naek Senior Advocate Supreme Court