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NA-125: Saad Rafique challenges his annulment in SC

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ISLAMABAD: The Railway Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique has challenged the election tribunal’s move of re-election in NA-125 in the Supreme Court.

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His petition was filed by his lawyer and calls on the Supreme Court to issue a stay order.

Earlier, the Election Commission of Pakistan de-notified Saad Rafique as Member National Assembly in accordance with the tribunal’s verdict. Faisalabad Election tribunal judge Javaid Rashid Mehboobi had declared null and void the results of the 2013 general elections on NA-125 and ordered re-election on Monday.

The tribunal judge also ordered re-poll on the Punjab Assembly’s PP-155 constituency.

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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI’s) Hamid Khan had previously challenged the victory of the PML-N’s Khawaja Saad Rafique, stating that the election in 2013 was rigged.

Meanwhile, Saad Rafique had bagged 123,416 votes from the constituency beating PTI’s Hamid Khan who achieved 84,495 thousand votes.

The incumbent party, PML-N, on Wednesday made up its mind to challenge the decision the election tribunal in the Supreme Court about holding re-election in Lahore’s NA-125 constituency. Talking in a press conference, Federal Minister Ahsan Iqbal raised a question that how his party had managed to win the by-polls if the general elections were rigged.

He expressed that his part leadership had made its mind to challenge the election tribunal’s decision in the Supreme Court of the country.

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