ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court ordered on Tuesday the National Database Registration Authority (Nadra) to verify the record of all voters in National Assembly’s NA-125 Lahore constituency wherein current Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafiq was declared victorious in May 2013 general elections.
The NA-125 Lahore is one of the four constituencies which Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman demanded to be verified during his party’s historic 126-day sit-in at Islamabad’s D-Chowk in 2014.
Hearing the petition filed by the PTI candidate Hamid Khan, a three-judge bench of the apex court headed by justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali directed Nadra to verify the all available counterfoils and submit a report in the court within three months.
Rafique had defeated his rival Hamid Khan of the PTI in the National Assembly constituency NA-125 (Lahore VIII).
An election tribunal had called for re-elections in constituencies NA-125 and PP-155 after an application filed by the PTI’s candidate and subsequent findings of irregularities in the records of 2013 general elections by a judicial commission.