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Pakistan Punjab

Supreme Court orders re-election in NA-153, Vehari

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday has ordered for re-election in the National Assembly constituency NA-153, Vehari, District of Punjab, Pakistan, TheNewsTribe.com reported.

SC dismisses the plea of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz’s (PML-N)candidate Dewan Ashiq and ordered re-polls in the constituency.

Earlier the Election Tribunal declared the elections null and void in NA-153 on the plea of defeated candidate Rana Qasim Noon, candidate from PPP who alleged that Ashiq did not have FA certificate while he claimed to be a master’s degree holder and ordered re-election in the constituency.

Dewan Ashiq Hussain Bukhari of PML-N won by 94,298 votes in 2013 elections.

It is to be kept in mind that The election tribunal headed by retired district and sessions judge Chaudhry Abdul Hafeez on had disqualified PML-N MNA Syed Dewan Ashiq Bokhari after he failed to produce his FA certificate.