ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Ahsan Iqbal has said that N-League has decided to challenge the verdict of election tribunal in supreme court after viewing the detailed verdict of Khawaja Saad Rafiq’s case.
Ahsan Iqbal was expressing these views in a press conference here on Wednesday evening in which Information Minister, Pervez Rashid was also present along with him. Iqbal said that this decision was taken by the party chairman Mian Nawaz Sharif after having a meeting with the party advisors and legal team members.
He said that it is clearly mentioned in the verdict that Saad Rafiq is not involved in rigging and only administrative loopholes are mentioned. Defending the decision of N-league to go to SC, Ahsan Iqbal stressed that it would become a routine to go to election tribunal even in case of minor issues if PML-N didn’t challenge this verdict in SC. “On the bases of solid legal reasons, the party legal team has decided to take this step’, he added.
Information Minister Pervez Rashid said on this occasion that Saad Rafiq will not resign from his post and N-League will take its decision after the verdict by supreme court.
Commenting over the decision by N-League, vice-president PTI, Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that it is the legal right of N-League to go to SC against this decision. He said that PNL-N is basically terrified from PTI because they know it very well that PTI is the future ruling party of Pakistan.
It is also interesting to hear that during the press conference of Ahsan Iqbal, the light went off thrice due to load shedding which caused lot of embarrassment to the federal ministers who was beating the drum of good and growing economical policies of the government at that time.
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