Election tribunal orders re-polling in NA-125
The Election tribunal has scrapped results of NA-125 election and ordered re-polling to be conducted in the constituency.
Khawaja Saad Rafique, Federal Minister Minister for Railways, had won the electoral showdown that had taken place in NA-125 on 11 May 2013. PTI candidate Hamid Khan, who was the runner-up from NA-125, had challenged Saad’s victory from the constituency. According to the tribunal, a transparent voting system was followed in only 7 out of the 265 polling stations. The remaining polling stations’ result was termed as controversial.
The Election tribunal has declared the results of NA-125 election null and void. The latest judgment will disqualify Saad Rafique from his Member of National Assembly status and also renders him ineffective as Minister for Railways. The votes secured from the last election were as follows:-