ISLAMABAD A petition was filed in the Supreme Court on Wednesday challenging the election of Jamshed Dasti, who was declared as a winning candidate in the bye-election held for NA-178, Muzaffargarh-III. The petition was filed by Nawabzada Adnan Ahmed Khan, the son of Nawabzada Iftikhar Ahmed Khan Babar, who was runner-up in the bye-polls. The petitioner has sought acceptance of his plea against an order of the Lahore High Court, Rawalpindi Bench, passed on August 9, 2010, dismissing his plea against Jamshed Dasti. The petitioner submitted that Dasti was elected in the bye-election held on May 15, 2010 after securing 53,811 votes against 50,102 votes secured by his opponent Nawabzada Iftikhar Ahmed Khan Babar. He said that after the election, Iftikhar Ahmed Khan filed a writ of quo-warranto before the Lahore High Court, Rawalpindi Bench, in the public interest, challenging Jamshed Dastis right to contest. Likewise, he also filed an election petition in the Election Commission of Pakistan and the same was still pending with it. The petitioner stated that a Division Bench of the LHC, Rawalpindi Bench, had dismissed the petition on August 9, 2010. He said that the Lahore High Court erred in holding that admittedly the petitioner has also filed an election petition against Jamshed Dasti which is pending before the Election Commission of Pakistan that has taken cognisance of the matter. He recalled that the Supreme Court in its judgment on March 25, 2010 had held that Jamshed Dasti managed to sneak into the National Assembly by making a false statement on oath and by using bogus, fake and forged documents polluting the piety of the pious body. He was also held guilty of impersonation and being a party he made false documents and then dishonestly used them for his benefit despite knowing them to be false. The petitioner urged the court to accept his plea for regular hearing against August 19, 2010 order of the Lahore High Court.