The Supreme Court Lahore Registry on Thursday nullified the decision of election tribunal which ordered re-election in Lahore’s NA-125.
A two-member bench of apex court while accepting the petition of Khawaja Saad Rafique ruled that irregularities did not occur in the constituency during general elections 2013.
Rafique had challenged the verdict of election tribunal’s judge Javed Rasheed Mehboobi who had annulled results of the NA-125 election and ordered a re-poll on the seat won by him.
The former Railways Minister had secured 123,416 votes whereas his contender Hamid Khan had obtained 84,495 votes from NA-125 constituency.
Saad Rafique’s victory was challenged by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Hamid Khan, alleging that the PML-N candidate had rigged the elections, and a large number of bogus votes were cast in his favour.
He had requested the tribunal to declare the election null and void and announce re-election in the constituency.