ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court on Monday upholding the Election Tribunal’s

decision, directed the Election Commission of Pakistan to conduct re-polling in the Punjab Assembly constituency PP-232 Vehari.

A three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, heard the appeal of disqualified MPA Chaudhry Yousaf Kaseela against the Election Tribunal verdict.

The Election Tribunal had disqualified Kaseela from PP-232 over declaring wrong assets in the nomination papers of 2013 general elections.

In his appeal before the Supreme Court, he had prayed the apex court to reject the Election Tribunal decision.

After hearing both the counsels, the bench dismissed the appeal by upholding the Tribunal’s verdict in the matter.

Chaudhry Yousuf Kaseela being an independent candidate bagged 50,260 votes whereas his rival candidate Pir Ghulam Mohyudin Chishti contested the election on the ticket of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) and secured 43,665 votes.

Kaseela joined the PML-N after winning election from the constituency, however, the Election Tribunal while accepting the plea of Chishti that his rival candidate had declared wrong assets in nomination papers, had disqualified Kaseela and ordered the Election Commission of Pakistan to conduct re-election in the constituency.

The apex court after hearing both the counsels for the parties, dismissed the appeal of Chaudhry Yousaf Kaseela, upholding the verdict of Election Tribunal and asked the Election Commission of Pakistan to conduct re-polling in the said constituency.