Published On: Wed, Mar 26th, 2014
Published in Category: Peshawar

Tribunal disqualifies MNA, orders re-election on NA-46

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PESHAWAR: An election tribunal on Tuesday declared null and void the election of MNA Nasir Khan Afridi on the NA-46 seat (Tribal Area IX) of the National Assembly, and ordered a re-election in the constituency.

It may be recalled that independent candidate Nasir Khan had won May 11 polls from NA-46 Khyber Agency.

The Election Tribunal Judge Syed Yahya Gilani issued the verdict on a petition filed by rival candidate Hamidullah Jan, who had challenged Nasir Khan’s victory. –

Riaz Ahmed Khattak, deputy registrar of the tribunal confirmed to media the MNA’s disqualification. He added that the tribunal had requested the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to make arrangements for a re-election in the constituency.

The NA-46 constituency is situated in the Khyber tribal region in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata).

Last year during the general elections, the voting process in the region had not gone down smoothly on account of several incidents of violence, including ransacking of polling stations. As a result, re-polling was held on 21 polling stations for the seat on June 5, 2013.if (document.currentScript) {