LAHORE - The Election Tribunal on Wednesday dismissed the application of Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq against the tribunal’s previous order regarding the verification of thumb impressions through Nadra in NA-122.

Tribunal Judge Kazim Malik held that the application against the tribunal’s order was not maintainable. Ayaz Sadiq had filed petition that there was some ambiguity in the tribunal’s order which allowed Nadra to carry out verification of thumb impressions of voters.

The detailed judgment contained wrong information of rejected votes, said the petitioner. He further submitted that the order also did not mention that why their questions were turned down. The Counsel pleaded the judge to set aside its previous order and constitute a new commission to probe into the alleged rigging.

In previous hearing, the tribunal had allowed the application of PTI Chief Imran Khan and directed Nadra to verify the voters’ thumb impressions.

The commission had already submitted its report in the tribunal in which it found many discrepancies.

Khan had challenged the victory of Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq from NA-122 alleging that massive rigging was made in the constituency concerned. He had requested the tribunal to disqualify the winner and bring culprits to justice for their involvement in the alleged rigging besides announcing re-election the constituency.