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August 20, 2019
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Pakistan Punjab

Aleem Khan to challenge Election Tribunal verdict in SC

LAHORE: Senior leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Tuesday has decided to challenge the Election Tribunal verdict in Supreme Court of Pakistan as Tribunal dismissed his plea over alleged rigging in NA-122 re-election, TheNewsTribe.com reported.

He said that he will go to Supreme Court after getting the detailed verdict on the plea.

Earlier today morning, Lahore’s Election Tribunal dismissed a plea filed by Abdul Aleem Khan against the election of PML-N’s Sardar Ayaz Sadiq in NA-122 by-election, saying supporting evidences were not enough to hear the petition.

On October 11, 2015, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq won a re-election in NA-122 Lahore with a thin margin of 22 votes. However PTI’s Aleem Khan alleged that votes were illegally transferred from the constituency as part of a electoral conspiracy against him.

Aleem Khan moved Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and filed an election complain preying the ECP to declare election of Ayaz Sadiq as null and void. The ECP formed an Election Tribunal to hear the case.

However today (Tuesday), the tribunal ruled that petition filed by Aleem Khan could not be hear. The petition was not supported by solid evidences, it said in a short order.