ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan has suspended election tribunal’s decision against the leader of Muslim League-N Khawaja Saad Rafique about the rigging in NA-125. Saad Rafique had filed an appeal against the election tribunal’s decision.
A three-member- bench of Supreme Court headed by Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali heard the plea of Khawaja Saad Rafique, being filed against the decision of election tribunal. The apex court sought all the records of the elections from election tribunal and suspended its decision against Saad Rafique.
Khawaja Saad Rafique After the hearing talked to the media and said that he wanted to go to the court of public after election tribunal’s decision but the leadership of his party decided to knock the door of the apex court so that the decision could be explained because election tribunal exonerated him from all charges.
He said he believed that he would succeed, adding that truth and lie would come before the public. On the other hand, PTI Leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that PTI respected the decision of Supreme Court, adding that Saad Rafique had legal and constitutional right to appeal against election tribunal’s decision.
It is pertinent to mention here that election tribunal ordered to hold re-elections in 60 days on 4th of May after irregularities found in NA-125 whereas the tribunal suspended Khawaja Saad Rafique from National Assembly. Saad Rafique challenged the decision of the tribunal calling it against justice.