SC moved on Jamshed Dasti’s re-election
ISLAMABAD: As reported by The News on Thursday, a petition was filed on Wednesday in the Supreme Court, challenging the election of Jamshed Dasti who was declared as the winning candidate from NA-178, Muzafargah-111 in by-elections. Nawabzada Adnan Ahmed Khan has filed a petition, praying for leave to appeal against the order passed by the Lahore High Court, Rawalpindi bench, on August 9, 2010. In his petition, he submitted that Jamshed Dasti was elected in by-elections held on May 15, 2010 after securing 53,811 votes against 50,102 secured by his opponent Nawabzada Iftikhar Ahmed Khan. He further said that after the election, Iftikhar Ahmed Khan Babar filed a writ petition in the Lahore High Court, Rawalpindi bench, in the nature of quo warranto, invoked in the public interest, challenging Jamshed Dasti’s right to contest. He said the learned High Court erred in holding “admittedly the petitioner has also filed an election petition against Jamshed Dasti which is pending before the learned Election Commission of Pakistan which has taken cognizance of the matter.” He recalled that the Supreme Court in its judgment on March 25, 2010 held that Jamshed Dasti managed to sneak into the National Assembly by making 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 to the making of false documents and then dishonestly using them for his benefit knowing them to be false.