Election tribunal disqualifies Khawaja Saad Rafique, orders re-election in NA-125

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LAHORE (Web Desk) –The election tribunal on Monday disqualified Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique after irregularities were confirmed in NA-125 polls that were held in the constituency in the May 2013 general elections, Dunya News reported.

In its verdict, the tribunal declared NA-125 results null and void and ordered for conduct of re-polls in the constituency within next sixty days.

It may be mentioned here that PTI candidate Hamid Khan had challenged the victory of PML-N’s Saad Rafiq alleging that he rigged NA-125 polls.

Saad Rafique can now approach the Supreme Court of Pakistan against the decision.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has stated that schedule of by-election on the seat will be announced after notification regarding Saad Rafique`s disqualification is issued.

Polling would take place within two months, the ECP added.

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