Pakistan

SC suspends re-polling verdict in NA-125

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday suspended election tribunal’s verdict against Khawaja Saad Rafique, ARY News reports.

A three member bench of Supreme Court, hearing Rafique’s petition, suspend the verdict of election tribunal and restored his status of a National Assembly member.

The hearing of his petition has been adjourned till next month.

On the other hand, the bench has also suspended the verdict of the tribunal regarding the NA-155 and restored Naseer Ahmed as member of the National Assembly.

A tribunal had annulled results of the NA-125 election and ordered a re-poll on the seat won by Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique.

Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday issued a notification of annulment of the National Assembly membership of Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) leader.

Khawaja Saad Rafique had challenged the tribunal’s verdict of repolling in National Assembly constituency NA-125, in Supreme Court by stating that no allegation of rigging was proved against him.

The former Railways Minister, speaking to media outside the Supreme Court after the court decision, said that he will contest the bye-election on merit.

“Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan had leveled allegations against me”, he said.

“The truth and lies will come out in the open”, he added.

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