LAHORE - An election tribunal on Monday declared the general election results of PP-107 as null and void, directing the election commission to conduct re-polling in the constituency within the stipulated time.

The tribunal issued the order on a plea filed by runner-up candidate Nighat Nisar of the PML-N after a local commission submitted its report over the alleged rigging in the constituency.

Earlier, the court had constituted a local commission for the inspection of record. The commission told the court that polling bags of many polling stations were missing while bogus ballot papers were also found in the record available.

Relying over the commission report, the tribunal set aside the general elections result of PP-107 of district Hafizabad. Syed Shoaib Shah Nawaz, an independent candidate, had won the seat in the May 11 general elections.