Court: (SC overrules tribunal verdict, de-seats PPP minister)

ISLAMABAD: Overruling the Election tribunal’s verdict, the Supreme Court on Thursday de-seated Pakistan People’s Party’s (PPP) provincial minister Asghar Ali Junejo.

A three-member of the apex court headed by Justice Saqib Nisar heard the case. 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 elections.

Asghar 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 Madad Ali challenged the election tribunal’s verdict in the Supreme Court after which the apex court declared the tribunal’s decision as null and void.