Khawaja Saad Rafique has challenged the election polling on NA-125 decision in the Supreme Court

Khawaja Saad Rafique has challenged the election polling on NA-125 decision in the Supreme Court

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Khawaja Saad Rafique has challenged the election polling on NA-125 decision in the Supreme Court. Earlier the Election Commission of Pakistan denotified Saad Rafique as assembly  Member National in light of the tribunal decision. According to Saad Rafique lawyer the election tribunal did not prove that his client was involved in rigging.  Election of Faisalabad tribunal judge Javaid Rashid Mehboobi had declared null and void the results of the general elections 2013 on NA-125 and ordered a re-election on Monday.lawyer the election tribunal did not prove that his client was involved in rigging .From more visit Home page . Saad Rafaique was ringing the supreme court was the election of the 2013 . Earlier the Election Commission of Pakistan de-notified Saad Rafique as Member National Assembly in light of the tribunals decision. Faisalabad Election tribunal judge Javaid Rashid Mehboobi had declared null and void the results of the 2013 general elections on NA-125 and ordered a re-election on Monday.But the opposition Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) party led Imran Khan has claimed widespread fraud tainted the poll which made Nawaz Sharif prime minister for a third time.Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal addressing a joint press conference with Pervaiz Rasheed and Daniyal Aziz in Islamabad today said that PML-N has decided to challenge the verdict in the Supreme Court. Ahsan Iqbal said the decision was made in the meeting with PM Nawaz after consulting with the legal team.Legal team was of the view that the points on which the tribunal has based its verdict must be contested on legal and constitutional basis he informed.He said there were sufficient grounds to challenge the verdict as the tribunal clearly said there was no irregularity on the part of Khawaja Saad Rafiq. There was also no evidence of any nexus between the candidate and the polling staff for systematic rigging.Rafique’s PTI rival Hamid Khan, who came second in NA-125, had filed a petition against the election result. The tribunal on Monday ruled in favor of Khan and ordered a fresh poll in his constituency.The PTI has waged a national campaign calling for the investigation into allegations of rigging and staged a 126-day sit-in protest in front of parliament last year.The party says results were changed in at least four constituencies — including Rafique’s — through fraud.Pakistan last month formed a nationwide judicial commission under the Supreme Court chief justice to investigate rigging in elections throughout the country.

The commission has asked political parties to provide evidence and is due to start examining witnesses later this week.

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