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NA-122 rigging case: Tribunal dismisses Aleem Khan petition


LAHORE: On Tuesday, Election Tribunal has dismissed a petition filed by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) stalwart Aleem Khan challenging the result of NA-122 by-election held in October 11, 2015, Radio Pakistan reported.


PTI challenged the elections, claimed the government has transferred the votes of NA-122 to influence the elections in their favour.

In general elections 2013, from NA-122 PML-N’s Sardar Ayaz Sadiq claimed the seat against Pakistan Tehree-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan, election was challenged by PTI in election tribunal, after more than two years, tribunal gave the decision and declared  the election null and void on the basis of irregularities, directed to conduct a new election on NA-122.


On the second time, PML-N gave the ticket to Sardar Ayaz Sadiq again, from PTI Aleem Khan contested the election, the result of the election remained unchanged, as Sardar Ayaz Sadiq bagged the seat with 74,525 votes, PTI Aleem Khan got 72,082, interestingly the winning margin of PML-N candidate was less than previous time when he was up against PTI chief Imran Khan.


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