ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has dismissed a petition seeking restoration of an earlier plea already dismissed by the court in the polls rigging case.

A three-member Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali took up the case for hearing on Thursday.

Petitioner Riaz Hanif Rahi said that earlier when he turned up to pursue his case, he came to know that the bench had left the court and his petition has been dismissed.

Upon this, the chief justice snubbed him saying “well, the court should have waited for you (in excess of the scheduled timing) to hear your case”.

The petitioner had filed the petition seeking court’s orders for registration of his earlier petition against rigging in 2013 general polls. This petition had been dismissed as being not persuaded. The court dismissed his plea.