PML-N to Appeal against Election Tribunal NA-125 Decision
ISLAMABAD: The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has decided to file an appeal against an election tribunal’s decision to hold re-elections in NA-125 constituency of Lahore.
“Saad Rafique was willing to go for a reelection but the PML-N believes accepting the decision could set a dangerous precedent,” said Ahsan Iqbal while addressing a press conference in Islamabad. “We will challenge the tribunal’s decision in the Supreme Court.”
An election tribunal on Monday had ruled in favour of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), announcing re-polling in the coveted NA-125, Lahore Cantt constituency.
Iqbal added that holding re-elections on the basis of irregularities could set aside the entire election.
Earlier, Iqbal asked why Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan had staged a 126-day long sit-in in the capital if he trusted the election tribunals.
He said Imran was responsible for creating uncertainty and unrest in the country, as he did not want the PML-N to pursue its agenda of economic revival in the country.
PML-N leader Danyal Aziz also spoke on the occasion, saying that the election tribunal’s verdict does not state that the election in NA-125 was according to a “collusion or conspiracy” of the election officers, including district returning officers, returning officers and presiding officers.
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