LAHORE: Election tribunal disqualified Federal Minister for Railways Khuwaja Saad Rafique after irregularities were confirmed in NA-125 polls that were held in the constituency in the May 2013 general elections, 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.