MULTAN: The Lahore High Court Multan Bench ordered the release of former MNA Jamshed Dasti and declared the three-year jail term handed to him as null and void, Express News reported on Wednesday.
The verdict in favour of the ex-MNA came after no evidence was submitted and witnesses failed to appear before the court.
According to sources, Dasti is now eligible to contest the upcoming general elections.
On April 4, Dasti was disqualified from elections, slammed with a three year sentence in jail and Rs 5,000 penalty by the Muzaffargarh District and Sessions court on account of having a fake degree.
Dasti was arrested on court premises and was shifted to a jail amid strict security.
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