Pakistan

LAHORE (Staff Report)  – Lahore’s Election Tribunal Tuesday dismissed a plea filed by PTI’s 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.

NA-122 Lahore is one of the four constituencies where PTI chairman Imran Khan had demanded a vote audit after 2013 General Elections. Imran Khan had lost to Ayaz Sadiq at this constituency in 2013 polls.