LAHORE - The Lahore High Court on Tuesday reserved verdict on a petition challenging tribunal proceedings on an application filed against National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq for alleged rigging in NA-122.

Appearing in the court, the counsel of petitioner NA speaker Ayaz Sadiq told the judge that all the petitions filed by Imran Khan against his client were incomplete as necessary documents were missing.

He said the eligibility and candidacy of a person cannot be challenged in the court with incomplete documents. He pleaded the court to stop the tribunal from holding proceedings on such applications against his client Ayaz Sadiq.

However, the counsel of Imran Khan opposed the arguments submitting that as per order of a full bench of the LHC, the court cannot interfere into the proceedings of the tribunal. He prayed the court to dismiss the petition filed by Ayaz Sadiq and declare its earlier stay order null and void, so the tribunal could continue its proceedings.

After hearing both sides, Justice Ijazul Ahsan of the LHC reserved verdict.

Sardar Ayaz Sadiq was elected from NA-122 seat by defeating Imran Khan. The PTI chief challenged Sadiq’s victory before the election tribunal and asked for recount of the votes cast in the constituency. Justice Ijazul Ahsan would announce the reserved verdict on Nov 20.

In another case, the LHC dismissed a petition seeking recounting of votes in PP-76, district Jhang. Nawaz Bharwana had filed the petition against PML_N wining candidate Saqlain Anwar.