Tribunal to hear PTI’s case against rigging in NA-125, 122

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Election Tribunal Lahore has accepted Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) candidate Hamid Khan’s application against alleged rigging in NA-125 by Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique during the general elections.

For the first phase of hearing today, the tribunal has summoned all the candidates including the railways minister who was elected from the same constituency.

Khan, demanding railway minister’s disqualification, had alleged that Rafique got Lahore Development Authority (LDA) employees deployed at polling stations and later got the electoral result changed in collusion with returning officers.

Meanwhile‚ the tribunal will hear the petition of PTI chairman Imran Khan against alleged rigging in NA-122 in the first week of September.

Imran Khan has demanded recounting of the votes in this constituency in accordance with NADRA record.

The tribunal has issued notices to the parties concerned.