SC dismisses PTI’s plea to review the victory of Khwaja Asif

Islamabad: The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday has refused the review plea of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf’s member Usman Dar, regarding Defense Minister Khwaja Aisf’s victory in NA-110.

Three member bench of the Supreme Court (SC) was headed by the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar who heard the plea filed by Usman Dar.

During the court hearing, Babar Awan, lawyer to Dar gave arguments over four points regarding the rigging in NA-110. He told the court that record of three polling stations had never been recovered and above eight thousand counter files of the constituency had also vanished.

The court refused Awan’s arguments and informed that the verdict had already been given on these points.

CJP stated that election could not be annulled by presenting 10 witnesses and remarked, “possibility exists that witnesses would be your supporters.”

The court said that unverified votes could not be declared as fake votes.

Chief Justice said, there is no value of witnesses without holding arguments and said Dar did not appear in the court despite several summons.

After hearing the arguments from both sides, the court announced the verdict by dismissing the review plea of PTI’s Usman Dar and upholding Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz’s (PMLN’s) Khwaja Asif’s victory in the constituency.