PTI’s Abrar files plea in SC against ‘rigging’ in NA-117

PTI’s Abrar files plea in SC against ‘rigging’ in NA-117

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Youth Wing President Abrarul Haq on Monday filed a petition in the Supreme Court against the alleged rigging in elections in NA-117, Narowal-III, calling for re-election in the constituency.

In his constitutional petition, filed under Article 184 (3) of the constitution, Haq requested the apex court to declare the election in the constituency as un-lawful, illegal and void. He prayed for the suspension of the notification of winning candidate from NA-117 till the disposal of his petition. The PTI leader made the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), Narowal district returning officer (DRO), returning officer, district police officer, district coordination officer and PML-N’s winning candidate from the said constituency, Ahsan Iqbal, as respondents.

Abrar has pled that rigging had taken place in NA-117 and several bogus votes were cast therein and an attempt was made to steal the mandate of PTI. He has contended that he was winning the election with an overwhelming majority before the arrival of results from polling stations but he was declared unsuccessful when the final result was announced. He prayed the court to cancel the polls held in his constituency and order re-election in the entire constituency. – DailyTimes