ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday adjourned the hearing of NA-125 rigging case without any proceedings.

A three-member bench headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal was to conduct hearing in the case after a span of one year and eleven months.

As the hearing began, lawyers of both the parties excused themselves from providing arguments in the case due to personal reasons.

The court while accepting their request adjourned the hearing until January 12.

An election tribunal had ordered re-election in the constituency after irregularities on the seat were proven during the 2013 general elections. Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique had secured 123,416 votes whereas his contender Hamid Khan had obtained 84,495 votes from NA-125 constituency.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Hamid Khan had challenged Rafique’s victory, alleging that the PML-N candidate had rigged the elections.

Published in Daily Times, December 7th 2017.





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