SC dismisses pleas against poll rigging

May 27, 2013

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a petition by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Youth Wing President Abrarul Haq regarding rigging in his constituency, NA-117, Narowal-III, during the general election.

A three-member bench, consisting of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry and Justice Gulzar Ahmed, heard the constitutional petition filed under Article 184(3) of the constitution. The court rejected the petition, observing that Article 184(3) was not applicable in his case.Pakistan-Supreme-Court-500x350
The chief justice remarked that if the petitioner had any kind of grievances or objections regarding the polling results, he should consult the election tribunal.
It may be mentioned here that Ahsan Iqbal of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) defeated Abrar in NA-117, Narowal-III, with a huge margin.
Meanwhile, the SC also dismissed a petition filed by Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Karachi Ameer Muhammad Hussain Mehnati against rigging in the city. The three-member heard the constitutional petition filed by Mehnati under Article 184(3) of the constitution. The counsel for Mehnati stated that the JI boycotted the polling in the port city on the very same day due to lot of complaints regarding rigging. The CJP remarked that how a political party, which did not take part in the election, could raise finger on its results. (Courtesy: Daily Times)