ISLAMABAD The Supreme Court Thursday questioned validity of consolidation document showing unofficial preliminary election result of NA-25 Tank. Wasim Sajjad, counsel for Habibullah Kundi, said while giving ruling on recounting, the Supreme Court in its verdict on the matter had wrongly assumed that Maulana Atta-ur-Rehman was a returned candidate. The three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and comprising Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalil-ur-Rehman Ramday resumed the hearing in a review plea filed by Habibullah Khan Kundi of PML-Q against a May 15, 2008 decision of the apex court. Javed Nawaz Gandapur, counsel for Dawar Khan Kundi of PPP, another candidate, said that he adopted all the points raised by Wasim Sajjad. He argued if the consolidation document was prepared on March 20, 2008, why it was not presented before district returning officer by Maulana Atta-ur-Rehman. Abdul Hafeez Pirzada, counsel for Maulana Atta-ur-Rehman, rebutted these arguments and said that there were verdicts of larger benches including that of a 9-member bench on Malik Assadullahs case having similar issue. He said the counsels had gone beyond scope of limitations in the review plea and discussed merits of the case. The consolidation process took place and referred in the pleas. How could recounting take place if there was no official results? he added. Justice Khalil-ur-Rehman Ramday pointed out that apparently it appeared that consolidation process did not take place, there was only counting process. He said if ballot papers were tampered as hinted by Maulana Atta-ur-Rehman and Dawar Khan Kundi and was evident from their pleas, they should have gone for re-polling. Wasim Sajjad said that the Supreme Court misread the law by holding that the petitioner (Maulana Atta-ur-Rehman) was declared as returned candidate on the basis of unofficial results, was contrary to Section 2 and 42 and Rules 26 of the Representation of People Act (RPA) 1976. Earlier, a three-judge bench comprising then chief justice Abdul Hameed Dogar, Justice Chaudhry Ejazul Hassan and justice Ejaz Yousaf had ruled in favour of Maulana Atta-ur-Rehman of JUI-F. The Chief Justice observed during course of hearing that the document submitted on March 18, 2008 before the Supreme Court showing preliminary results was not authentic and attested by the competent authority. The case has been adjourned till July 2.