Allegations against Ayaz Sadiq, polling staff baseless, tribunal told


Barrister Asjad Saeed, counsel for National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq told the election tribunal that allegations leveled against Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and polling staff were baseless.
The tribunal comprising Justice (r) Kazim Ali Malik was hearing an election petition filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan challenging the election of National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq from NA-122 in Lahore.
In his three-hour-long arguments on Thursday, Sardar Ayaz’s counsel denied allegations levelled against his client and the polling staff.
He said no evidence was found against returning officer and this showed that the election was not manipulated and there were no irregularities. He said that PTI had failed to produce returning officers and presiding officers as witnesses in the case. “If their evidence was recorded then it would have been against Imran,” he added.
The tribunal after hearing arguments at length adjourned the matter till July 4 and directed Ayaz Sadiq’s counsel to continue his arguments on the next hearing.
Talking to the media later, Barrister Asjad Saeed said baseless allegations were leveled by the complainant.”After reviewing the record, it was found that allegations were not a part of record,” he added.
Answering a question, he expressed his satisfaction on case proceedings and said the petitioner was given full opportunity. He further said that the litigant had failed to bring any evidence against Sardar Ayaz Sadiq.


  1. Caption is misleading. It is just the argument of the counsel for the defendant not the tribunal's verdict or opinion. The counsel has not proven that the allegations were baseless . He is wrong footed here and confusing the people. Time will tell who was right or wrong.

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