SC Issues Notice To PM Khan On Petition Of Ayaz Sadiq

An election tribunal had de-seated the previous NA speaker in 2015 on the petition of PTI Chairman Imran Khan, who challenged Sadiq’s victory within the May 2013 common elections

ISLAMABAD: (UrduPoint/UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News-March 10th, 2022) The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notices to Prime Minister Imran Khan and the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) within the case of de-seating ex-National Assembly speaker Ayaz Sadiq.

A SC three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandia and comprising Justice Mohammad Ali Mazhar and Justice Ayesha Malik heard the case.

Sadiq, showing in individual earlier than the courtroom, expressed that political issues may by no means be closed and stated that even when he was the NA speaker, folks nonetheless accused him of being concerned in rigging elections and mendacity.

At this, The CJP requested Sadiq what number of elections did he win after being de-seated in 2015. The ex-speaker responded that he had gained all elections since then — within the re-poll and within the 2018 common elections. Sadiq insisted that profitable elections was not the matter, the notion created about him in his constituency was what compelled him to method the apex courtroom.

“If people have given you votes, what issues do you have with the perception that has been created?” the CJP requested. At this, Justice Mazhar informed the PML-N chief that if he needed to pursue a defamation case, he must file it individually.

“A defamation case has been going on for the last several years the issue at hand is my dignity and respect — and I want nothing else from Imran Khan,” the previous speaker stated.

Justice Mazhar informed the petitioner that the defamation regulation was “very clear” and that if he feels he was a sufferer of character assassination, he may file a case on this regard.

“This is a political matter,” Sadiq responded, including that he had solely approached the courtroom to show his innocence and that he didn’t cover behind a keep order from the SC.

“I contested the elections and I won.”

Later within the proceedings, the chief justice assured Sadiq that his authorized motion would by no means go to waste, as he informed the ex-speaker that the Election Act, 2017, was a superb regulation and that the ECP was doing distinctive work.

The CJP additionally stated {that a} last resolution can be made after listening to arguments from the prime minister and NADRA, as he adjourned the case for an indefinite interval.

An election tribunal had de-seated the previous NA speaker in 2015 on the petition of PTI Chairman Imran Khan, who challenged Sadiq’s victory within the May 2013 common elections.

The tribunal had nullified Sadiq’s election from NA-122 Lahore — whereby he had defeated PM Imran Khan — and directed the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to carry re-elections within the constituency.

NADRA on May 9, 2015 had submitted its report earlier than the tribunal which de-seated Sadiq saying that solely 73,478 votes polled in NA-122 could possibly be verified, in keeping with The information. It had additionally stated the fingerprints on the counter-foils of solely 40% of the overall polled votes accurately matched with the fingerprint knowledge of the registered voters, held with Nadra.

A complete of 93,582 votes polled didn’t have verified thumb impressions on counterfoils, the report had added.

Sadiq following his de-seating had challenged the choice within the apex courtroom and in addition contested for the by-elections within the NA-122 constituency — the place he defeated PTI’s Aleem Khan and later was re-elected because the NA speaker.

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