LAHORE: Punjab election commission’s tribunal on Wednesday rejected Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf petition seeking election result in 118 constituency as null and void.
The tribunal judge Muhammad Rashid Qamar, after hearing the arguments from both sides, had reserved the verdict on November 24.
On PTI’s complaints, election tribunals had found massive irregularities and ordered re-election in NA-122 and NA-125 constituencies, both won by the PML-N candidates.
A large number of PML-N and PTI supporters gathered outside the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) office.
The workers of both the political parties chanted slogans against each other.
A heavy contingent of police is also present at the site to avoid any possible clash among the political workers.
The tribunal had ordered the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) to verify ballots with thumb impressions of the voters.
On June 11 this year, the Nadra authorities submitted a pre-scan report about record of NA-118, revealing that electoral rolls of 60 polling stations of the constituency were missing from the record.
Besides pointing out many irregularities in the record, the report also mentioned absence of complete record of five polling stations.