LAHORE - The Lahore High Court on Thursday, after completing hearing, reserved its verdict on petition seeking disqualification of Federal Minster Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo, who allegedly won his seat from NA-146 Okara-V by massive rigging in 2008 elections. Earlier, Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry heard arguments of the counsels for petitioner and respondent in detail and reserved the judgment. Petitioner Rao Ajmal Khan, rival candidate of Manzoor Wattoo from NA-146, had moved the LHC beseeching inspection and recounting of 5,686 rejected votes of NA-146 Okara-V by which Wattoo won the elections. The applicant alleged that Manzoor Wattoo won the election by tempering of votes and rigging in connivance with the Presiding and Returning Officers of the constituency. Petitioners counsel Ahsan Naveed Farooqi Advocate pleaded that Wattoo should be declared disqualified as member national assembly for committing rigging to win the national assembly seat. The case has been pending against Manzoor Wattoo for a long time but now it has reached its climax. The petitioner submitted the presiding officer (PO) and Returning officer (RO) of the said constituency rejected 5,686 votes to benefit Mr Wattoo who won the election with a narrow margin. Petitioners counsel said his client Rao Ajmal secured 46,006 votes while respondent was declared as a returned candidate (successful) with 46,942 votes. The narrow margin of the success of Wattoo gives a sufficient reason for inspection of 5,686 discarded votes, he said. The LHC judge on April 3 had ordered Wattoo to appear before an election commission tribunal in connection with recording of statements of witnesses on the question of alleged rigging and tempering in the polling results of his constituency. The petitioner had told the court that initially he had given an application to Returning Officer to recount the rejected votes but the RO had rejected his application on February 21, 2008 without valid reasons only to benefit Wattoo.