NA-122 case: LHC rejects Ayaz Sadiq's appeal
The case was heard by Lahore High Court Judge Justice Aijaz-ul-Hassan.
Counsel representing NA Speaker Ayaz Sadiq, in his arguments, said that the petition filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan was verified by a fake oath commissioner and a case has also been filed against it.
He further said that the tribunal announced the verdict without listening to his client’s arguments.
Sadiq’s lawyer pleaded the court to dismiss the tribunal’s judgment and carry out a contempt of court trial against tribunal judge Kazim Malik.
LHC Judge Aijaz-ul-Hassan remarked that the tribunal can announce such verdicts if they have sufficient evidence. The court also asked Sadiq that why he thinks that the judgment is against him.
The court dismissed the national assembly speaker’s plea declaring it as non-maintainable.
Election Tribunal had earlier ordered recounting of votes casted in NA-122 Lahore constituency in the general elections of 2013. Ayaz Sadiq of Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) was elected in parliament after he defeated the PTI Chairman in the polls.
However, Imran Khan had alleged that Sadiq won the polls by rigging.