SC de-seats PPP minister, declares PML-F candidate victorious

ISLAMABAD: Overruling the Election Tribunal’s verdict, Supreme Court on Thursday de-seated provincial minister Asghar Ali Junejo, who is leader of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP).A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Saqib Nisar was hearing the case. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had declared Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) candidate Jam Madad Ali victorious from PS-81 Sanghar in the last general election.Junejo moved the election tribunal, seeking recounting of votes in the constituency after which the tribunal declared him winner following the process of vote recount. Jam challenged the election tribunal’s verdict in the Supreme Court after which the apex court declared null and void the tribunal’s decision.


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