LAHORE: An election tribunal on Thursday allowed two independent candidates of NA-122 to become party in a petition challenging victory of National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq in the by-poll.

The tribunal member, Rasheed Qamar, took up applications filed by Khurram Qureshi and Manzoor Laeequr Rehman, two candidates who contested the by-election of NA-122 independently. Both applicants pleaded that they wanted to become a necessary party in the case as mandate of the public was stolen.

They challenged the election result for being “engineered”. The tribunal accepted their pleas and allowed them to become party in the case.

The tribunal dismissed applications of two other candidates Jamshed Iqbal Hameed and Mian Yameen Tipu for non-prosecution. The tribunal adjourned further hearing till Jan 13.

PTI’s runner-up candidate Abdul Aleem Khan had filed the main petition challenging victory of Sardar Ayaz Sadiq in the by-election. He mainly alleged that at least 30,000 votes were shifted from the constituency before the by-poll and asked the tribunal to set aside the election result and order a re-election in the constituency.

Published in Dawn, January 8th, 2016

Opinion

Global governance
27 Oct 2021

Global governance

Wise countries design growth strategies as per their socioeconomic needs.
Too hot to handle
Updated 27 Oct 2021

Too hot to handle

Will Glasgow offer anything more than ‘blah blah blah’?
What a tangled web
Updated 26 Oct 2021

What a tangled web

So poorly kept is this secret about the opposition’s real hopes and no plans that even the government has figured it out.

Editorial

27 Oct 2021

Escalating prices

ONE question being asked by almost every Pakistani today is: for how long will we have to suffer food price ...
Another demolition
Updated 27 Oct 2021

Another demolition

THE closing act in the battle over the 15-storey Nasla Tower in Karachi has been set in motion. On Monday, the...
27 Oct 2021

A despicable custom

IT is a wonder that it took so long for the Federal Shariat Court to declare the practice of swara un-Islamic. To...
Perfect in every way
Updated 26 Oct 2021

Perfect in every way

GLORIOUS. Gratifying. Liberating. Pakistan’s thumping victory over India in their opening fixture of the T20 World...
26 Oct 2021

Balochistan CM’s exit

ON Sunday, Jam Kamal Khan Alyani’s name was added to the long list of chief ministers of Balochistan who ...
Minister’s odd logic
26 Oct 2021

Minister’s odd logic

THE government’s contradictions and confusion appear to have no end when it comes to dealing with the Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan.