PAT candidate challenges NA-122 by-poll result in election tribunal


Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) candidate Ishtiaq Chaudhry on Tuesday challenged result of NA-122 by-election in the election tribunal alleging that there had been massive irregularities in the re-election.

PAT candidate for NA-122, Lahore by-election Ishtiaq Chaudhry accused Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) of using government machinery to help Ayaz Sadiq win. He claimed that voters list had disappeared on the polling day.

Ishtiaq pleaded to the tribunal to disqualify Sadiq and declare the by-election results as void.

He accused PML-N of “technical rigging”:

“Polling agents in several stations reached late, therefore, the voting process could not start on time and the people went back home without casting their votes,” he said.

He said that the Election Commission failed to fulfill its responsibilities and that mistakes made in 2013 General Elections were repeated once again. He demanded a re-count of votes in NA-122.

PML-N candidate Ayaz Sadiq won the by-election in NA-122 constituency of Lahore.

The seat was earlier vacated after the election tribunal ordered re-polling as it found irregularities in the 2013 election.