ISLAMABAD: The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Wednesday decided to challenge the verdict of an election tribunal in the Supreme Court regarding holding re-election in Lahore’s NA-125 constituency.
Speaking at a press conference, Federal Minister Ahsan Iqbal questioned how his party managed to win the by-polls if the 2013 General elections were rigged.
Iqbal added that the party leadership has decided to challenge the election tribunal’s verdict in the apex court of the country following consultations with the legal experts.
The press conference was interrupted by electricity outage on three occasions.
Speaking on the occasion, Information Minister Pervaiz Rasheed said despite Khawaja Saad Rafique’s aspiration of contesting the re-poll in NA-125, the party leadership has decided to challenge the tribunal.
Hamid Khan of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had challenged the victory of the PML-N’s Khawaja Saad Rafique, claiming that the election in 2013 had been rigged.
Faisalabad Election tribunal judge Javaid Rashid Mehboobi had declared null and void the results of the 2013 general elections on NA-125 and ordered a re-election on Monday.
The tribunal judge also ordered re-poll on the Punjab Assembly’s PP-155 constituency.