ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday restored Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MPA Kashif Mahmood from PP-241 constituency of Bahawalnagar and suspended the Islamabad High Court’s (IHC) decision to suspend his membership over fake degree.
A two-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel and Justice Qazi Muhammad Amin heard the case.
Abdul Ghafar, a voter of Mehmood’s constituency PP-241, had approached the high court seeking Mehmood’s disqualification under Article 62(1)(f) for submitting a fake degree to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
The IHC had disqualified Mahmood over a fake degree allegation and directed the ECP to conduct by-polls in PP-241 (Bahawalnagar).
Mehmood had secured his seat PP-241 from Bahawalnagar with 48,543 votes in the general elections held in 2018.
The PML-N candidate had defeated Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Malik Muhammad Muzaffar Khan who had secured 44,184 votes.