After hours of delay by election tribunal, they finally gave the decision of NA 122, by declaring polls in null and void. Tribunal asked to hold polls after two months, if the former speaker challenge the decision in supreme court which he announced to do.
PTI won the war but may be it is too early to make merry on the verdict, there is still long way for Insafians.
After Justice Kazim Malik announced verdict, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq later on said that he accepts the tribunal’s judgment, adding that the tribunal had put the blame on election machinery.
“I respect the judgment and accept it but due to our reservations we will go to the Supreme Court,” he said.
He also said that the judgment was not about victory or defeat as he had also won the election in 2002.
Sardar Ayaz Sadiq further said that MQM leaders’ resignations will now be taken by the Deputy Speaker Assembly after the tribunal judgment.
Commenting on the tribunal’s verdict, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif hinted that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) will back Sadiq’s appeal in the Supreme Court, stating that they will avail their legal rights.
Meanwhile, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq’s son Ali Ayaz Sadiq said that there was no mention of “rigging” in the tribunal’s report. He hinted that his father may appeal the verdict in Supreme Court.
My opinion on this is what if Supreme court annuls the tribunal's decision as it did the Saad Rafique case, I doubt this victory of PTI will be of no use.
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