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Pakistan’s ruling coalition in Punjab loses 27 reserved seats after SC ruling

Representational image of Pakistan Supreme Court | Photo Credit: Reuters The ruling coalition led by the Pakistan Muslim League -Nawaz (PML-N) in Pakistan's Punjab has been jolted as the provincial assembly’s speaker restrained 27 lawmakers on reserved seats after the Supreme Court’s ruling suspending a lower court’s verdict denying the Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) its share of reserved seats for women and minorities, according to media reports.Speaker Malik Mohammad Ahmed Khan issued the ruling barring the women and non-Muslim members appointed to the reserved seats via past notifications of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), The Express Tribune newspaper reported.According to the ruling, they cannot function as members or partake in assembly proceedings until their status is ...