ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan rejected PTI’s appeal in the NA-110 election rigging case on Thursday.
According to details, the appeal was filed against PML-N’s candidate and Defence Minister Khawaja Asif by PTI’s Usman Dar. The Supreme Court upheld the decision of the election tribunal, which had decided in favour of Khawaja Asif. Usman Dar had challenged the decision of the election tribunal in the Supreme Court.
A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Anwar Zaheer Jamali conducted the proceedings of the case.
Speaking to media personnel, Khawaja Asif’s attorney Farooq H Naek stated that Khawaja Asif was still an MNA from NA-110 and that allegations could not be proven in the reports of the Election Commission and NADRA. Naek said that he had stated during the proceedings that some people were constantly trying to unnecessarily pressurise the courts.
Khawaja Asif reacted to the news by thanking the Almighty and claimed that the Supreme Court had upheld the decision of the people of Sialkot.
I am humbled…Alhamdolillah.I have no words to thank Almighty.. Supreme court has endorsed the will of people of Sialkot ..
— Khawaja M. Asif (@KhawajaMAsif) November 10, 2016
“The prayers of the people of Sialkot were always with me,” he said.