Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has dismissed the references against defiant former members of National Assembly and provincial assembly from MQM Pakistan.

The references were filed by former convener of MQM Farooq Sattar. The references have been turned down being non admissible due to completion of tenure of assemblies and end of Dr Farooq Sattar convenership.

A 3-member commission headed by Election Commission Sindh member Abdul Ghaffar Soomro took up for hearing reference seeking deseating MNAs and MPAs of MQM-Pakistan who had gone defiant.

Farooq Sattar had filed references against 14 defiant MNAs and MPAs including Asif Hussain, Sufian Yousuf and Suleman Baloch.

The ECP had dismissed all references due to completion of their tenure by assemblies and termination of convenership of Farooq Sattar.