MUZAFFARGARH - Independent MNA from Muzaffargarh Jamshed Dasti has announced contesting by-election to constituency NA-176.

Talking to media along with leader of Mazdoor Ittehad Group Asghar Baloch, Dasti said that landlords had made the lives of people miserable and he would rid them of traditional politicians.

He said that he would even go to the extent of resigning from his NA-178 seat for his people. He claimed that he had got support of the masses.

It is to be noted that the constituency fell vacant after an election tribunal disqualified PML-N MNA Malik Sultan Mehmood Hanjar and ordered re-election to constituency NA-176.

The tribunal pronounced the verdict on a petition filed by former Punjab governor Ghulam Mustafa Khar against PML-N MNA Malik Sultan.

During the hearing, the petitioner stated that according to articles 62 and 63 of the constitution, Malik Sultan was not an honest (Saqid) and Ameen (truthful) person as he kept secret some fact in his nomination papers. On this the election tribunal declared him disqualified and ordered to hold elections again in the constituency.