An inspection report of NA-122 constituency of Lahore was submitted to an election tribunal by a local commission on Monday, stating that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan lost to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) Ayaz Sadiq by a margin of over 8,800 votes in the general elections of May 2013.
The report, prepared by a one-member commission headed by retired district and sessions judge Ghulam Hussain, claimed that the runner-up, Khan, received 83,542 votes while Sadiq bagged 92,393 votes in NA-122. 4,180 votes were received by other contesting candidates.
Counsels of PTI, in the tribunal’s hearing, contested the findings of the inspection report, claiming that out of the total votes polled in the constituency, around 30,000 were bogus.
The next hearing of tribunal will be held on Saturday where the commission head Hussain will appear as a witness.
The tribunal had ordered inspection of the vote record on a petition of the PTI Chief who alleged that Sadiq rigged the polls.