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SC rejects Jamshed Dasti’s plea for vote recount in NA-182

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a petition filed by Awami Raj Party (ARP) chairman Jamshed Dasti seeking recounting of ballot papers in the national assembly constituency, NA-182, Muzaffargarh.  Headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, a bench of the apex court directed the petitioner to approach the relevant forum for redressal of his grievance. Alleging irregularities in the election process, Dasti said power supply was suspended in his constituency at 11:00 pm on the election day of…

Jamshed Dasti’s Awami Raj Party loses lone seat after recount

MUZAFFARGARH: Jamshed Dasti Awami Raj Party (ARP) suffered a blow on Saturday when it lost, PP-270, Muzaffargarh, the only provincial assembly seat won by it, after a recount. The District Returning Officer (DRO) ordered recounting of General Election votes on a request by independent candidate Sardar Abdul Haye Dasti who had lost the seat to Ajmal Khan Chandia of the ARP. After a recount, the DRO declared Mr Dasti returned candidate on PP-270 with a margin of a mere 17 votes. ARP chairman Jamshed Dasti contested…

Jamshed Dasti booked for violating fireworks ban

MUZAFFARGARH: Awami Raj Party chairman and former member of National Assembly Jamshed Dasti has been booked for violating the fireworks ban and blocking a road to hold a rally. According to police, a case was registered against him for violating the ban on fireworks and blocking a road for holding a public meeting without permission. Dasti is contesting from two National Assembly constituencies NA-182 and NA-183 and a provincial assembly seat in southern Punjab district of Muzaffargarh. Previously the former MNA was…

Jamshed Dasti shakes a leg with voters!

MUZAFFARGARH: Awami Raj Party’s Chairman and member National Assembly Jamshed Dasti in a latest charm offensive mingled with voters and danced with them like there is no tomorrow.  Dasti who usually bags votes from the working class danced a traditional set on the beat of drums with the voters on their request. Prior to this, Dasti during his political career, has always tried to come up with unique ways to attract his voters. Dasti is contesting from two National Assembly constituencies NA-182 and NA-183 and a…

Court grants bail to Jamshed Dasti, likely to free today

SARGODHA: Awami Raj Party MNA Jamshed Ahmed Dasti is likely to walk free today as an anti-terrorism court granted him bail in what is believed to be the last case pertaining to hate speech, ARY News reported. The court directed Dasti to furnish a surety of Rs 100,000. He was booked in five cases, of which he had already been granted bail in four. The imprisoned lawmaker was brought to the court under tight security. A large number of his supporters and civil society members had gathered in the court premises to show…

LHC takes notice of Jamshed Dasti’s alleged mistreatment in prison

LAHORE: Chief Justice Lahore High Court Mansoor Ali Shah on Thursday took notice the alleged mistreatment, torture and inhumane condition of Member of National Assembly Jamshed Dasti in prison. LHC Registrar issued a notice and demanded to submit a report within one day. It stated that the matter is also in notice of the Chief Justice of Pakistan. The notice states that Chief Justice LHC “has taken urgent notice of the media reports wherein Jamshed Dasti, MNA had alleged he is being tortured in prison and detained…

Jamshed Dasti complains being kept in cell with snakes, scorpions

SARGODHA: Arrested National Assembly member Jamshed Dasti on Thursday complained to the court that he is being subjected to torture in prison, ARY News reported. Dasti, when presented before the Anti-Terrorism Court of Additional Session Judge Sargodha, told the judge that he was being kept in a cell infested with mice, snakes and scorpions. A video of the lawmaker from Muzaffargarh, has also emerged while talking from a police van, in which a weeping Dasti is seen appealing to the Chief Justice of Pakistan to take…

ATC grants bail to Jamshed Dasti

DERA GHAZI KHAN: An anti-terrorism court granted bail to Member National Assembly Jamshed Ahmed Dasti in a case related to illegally opening a sluice gate of a water channel, ARY News reported. Dasti, chairman of his Pakistan Awami Raj Party, was arrested on June 08 for forcibly opening the sluice gate at a canal to release irrigation water to Dinga minor. The ATC judge approved bail of Dasti against a surety of Rs 100,000. Dasti is facing  27 criminal cases including the one related to forcibly releasing water into…

Khursheed Shah calls for Dasti’s presence during NA budget session

ISLAMABAD: Leader of Opposition in National Assembly Khursheed Shah has called for the presence of Pakistan Awami Raj chairman Jamshed Dasti to be present for budget sessions in parliament. Khursheed Shah has written a letter to Speaker Ayaz Sadiq requesting him to issue a production order ensure Dasti's presence despite his arrest. He said that Dasti has the right to be present for budget sessions, and accused the government of using such tactics amid pressure from the Panama Case investigation. Dasti was arrested on…

MNA Jamshed Dasti arrested in Muzaffargarh

MUZAFFARGARH: Punjab police have arrested MNA Jamshed Dasti in Muzaffargarh city of the province, ARY News reported. According to police, Dasti was arrested for breach of authority as he forcibly opened a canal upon which irrigation department lodged a case against the National Assembly member. Police sources says Dasti has been moved to Muzaffargarh's Chowk Qureshi police station along with another accomplice. Dasti's brother, on the other hand, denied that his brother has been arrested or moved to a police…