LAHORE: In a massive upset for Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN), an Election Tribunal Saturday disqualified Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq as member of the lower house of the parliament with immediate effect, Samaa reported. “I will honour the ruling whatever it may be,” Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan told reporters ahead of the ruling....
Khan later lauded the verdict calling it a victory of Inasf (Justice).In a message on Twitter after the tribunal’s decision, Khan thanked his supporters, especially youth and women, for supporting his struggle.
The delay in announcing the judgement on #NA-122 has resulted in rather creative tweets but raises suspicions.— Reham Khan (@RehamKhan1) August 22, 2015
Am grateful to Allah for giving me the strength & perseverance to fight for justice against al odds. NA 122 ET decision is victory for Insaf.— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) August 22, 2015
I want to thank all our supporters, esp our youth & women, who stood resolutely by me throughout struggle for justice & ag rigging in GE '13 — Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) August 22, 2015PMLN leader Ayaz Sadiq had defeated Khan in the last general elections.Khan's party later challenged Sadiq's election in election tribunal alleging his party of organized vote rigging.Ayaz Sadiq was elected speaker of the National Assembly following the May 11, 2013 general elections.The tribunal had reserved the verdict on both the petitions after hearing arguments and announced the same on Saturday.Earlier, counsel for Ayaz Sadiq and Mohsin Latif submitted before the tribunal that the elections were held in a fair and transparent manner in accordance with the election laws.They pleaded the tribunal to dismiss petitions as those were based on mere allegations.Imran Khan and Siddiqui's counsel contested their plea and requested the tribunal to order re-elections.