The tribunal declared the election in the NA-122 constituency null and void though Sadiq can appeal the verdict in Supreme Court.
PTI chief visited the tribunal twice, once for recording its statement against tribunal and 2nd time to ask tribunal to hear this particular case separately and do not amalgamate it results with PP-147.
Imran Khan’s counsel, Anis Ali, said the “election tribunal had deseated Ayaz Sadiq” as member of the National Assembly, adding that he was “no more the speaker of the house”.
Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has announced that Ayaz Sadiq’s status of a Parliamentarian would end as soon as they receive the copy of the judgement.
Pakistan’s parliament speaker Ayaz Sadiq was disqualified on Saturday over alleged rigging in the 2013 general election and re-election ordered on his National Assembly seat, officials said.
A large number of supporters from Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf had gathered outside the election commission office, chanting slogans in support of their leaders and against each other’s. The PTI chairman who had been defeated by Ayaz Sadiq in the constituency had claimed of widespread rigging. Ayaz Sadiq had secured 93,389 votes whilst Imran polled 84,517 votes. The court on November 20, 2014, recalled the stay order and allowed the tribunal to proceed with the case.
As per the commission’s report, 23,595 counter foils were not signed and stamped. After listening to the cases of both parties and taking into account the evidence collected, Justice Kazim Ali will announce the decision today.