NA-47: Supreme Court restores PTI candidate as MNA

Published: May 15, 2014
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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf lawmaker Qaisar Jamal Khan. PHOTO: FILE

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf lawmaker Qaisar Jamal Khan. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Just a few days after an election tribunal had declared the victory of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lawmaker Qaisar Jamal Khan from NA-47 void and ordered fresh elections, the Supreme Court restored Khan as a member of the National Assembly on Thursday, Express News reported.

A two-member bench, headed by Justice Sarmad Jalal Usmani – heard the case today.

Issuing notices to the respondents, the court adjourned the case.

In its short order, tribunal judge Yahya Zahid Gillani on May 5 had set aside the victory of PTI’s Khan on the petition of another candidate Abid Afridi and ordered the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to hold fresh elections.

The frontier regions of Peshawar, Kohat, Bannu, DI Khan, Tank and Lakki Marwat form NA-47.

The order of the tribunal had stated that detailed reasons of the disqualification would be divulged later and through the short order, Afridi’s petition was accepted. Qaisar’s victory was declared void under section 67-D of the Representation of Peoples Act, 1976.

“The notification of ECP dated May 22, 2013 declaring Qaisar the returned candidate for NA-47 is set aside, the seat of the said constituency is declared vacant and ECP is directed to hold fresh elections in the said constituency in accordance with the law,” the order had read.

It had further stated that any aggrieved party may file an appeal at the Supreme Court against the decision within 30 days.

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Reader Comments (10)

  • Usman
    May 15, 2014 - 11:58AM

    Truth prevails. ROs and Tribunals attitude has been utterly shameful.

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  • Farouk Khan
    May 15, 2014 - 12:05PM

    What kind of editorship is this. The headline says, PTI candidate is restored, the in the details it’s given otherwise.

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  • Ebad
    May 15, 2014 - 12:33PM

    He shouldn’t have been disqualified in the first place since it was ECP’s blunder to print ballot papers without proper symbols. But the media and opposition did use this issue for propaganda purpose. End of that chapter too.

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  • Zara
    May 15, 2014 - 12:37PM

    “The order of the tribunal had stated that detailed reasons of the disqualification would be divulged later and through the short order, Afridi’s petition was accepted. ”
    Why tribunals show the same attitude towards constituencies, claimed by PTI.

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  • S!D
    May 15, 2014 - 12:49PM

    @Farouk Khan:
    Dear you need to re-read it, heading and text of news is in line with each other.

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  • Caresless Whispers
    May 15, 2014 - 1:15PM

    So now the courts are being respected bcoz they gave a decision in favor of PTI… YEeeeYEe

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  • liaqat ali
    May 15, 2014 - 2:18PM

    Good decision ;but 2 cxomments.1- PTI needs to respect all court decsions. And 2- Why PTI is afraid of re election in their own constituency and province?.

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  • Adnan Siddiqi
    May 15, 2014 - 3:00PM

    So the conduct of the courts are not “Sharamnaak” after all! Just watch how the trolls will now glorify the rule of law and judiciary.Recommend

  • Kham
    May 15, 2014 - 7:31PM

    1 year of fuss = 1 MNA, hahaahha. Entertainment dharna’s by IK

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  • nyc
    May 16, 2014 - 10:43AM

    This is IK’s whole point. The tribunals/ROs are completely useless and are rampant with ineffecitve administration and corruption

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