SC orders re-election in Haripur's NA-19

Published June 19, 2015
After hearing the case under a review petition, the court ordered re-election in the constituency. — Reuters/File
After hearing the case under a review petition, the court ordered re-election in the constituency. — Reuters/File

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Friday ordered re-election in NA-19 constituency, Haripur.

A three-judge bench of the apex court headed by Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja heard a review petition pertaining to irregularities during the elections held in Haripur and ordered fresh polls.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Omer Ayub had won the constituency during the May 2013 general elections.

Later his rival Raja Amir Zaman was declared winner after a re-count in the constituency.

Later in January 2014, Omer Ayub Khan won elections for the NA-19 seat, by securing 2,852 votes against Zaman Khan, who bagged 2,263 votes at seven polling stations in the constituency, where people couldn’t cast their votes during the 2013 general elections.

Runner-up candidate Raja Aamir Zaman had challenged the results in an election tribunal.

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The tribunal declared Ayub as winning candidate and Zaman approached the SC against the tribunal’s decision.

After initial hearings, the SC also upheld the tribunal’s decision. After hearing the case under a review petition, the apex court ordered re-election in Haripur's NA-19 constituency.

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