LAHORE: A Lahore High Court election tribunal on Friday penalized PML-N MNA Muhammad Hamid Hameed for dragging his feet to submit his response on a petition challenging his victory from Sargodha’s NA-90.
The tribunal was hearing the petition filed by Nadia Aziz who challenged his election from the National Assembly constituency (Sargodha-III).
It directed the lawmaker belonging to the opposition Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) to deposit Rs10,000 fine into dams’ funds over his failure to file his response despite its directions.
In her petition, Nadia Aziz contended that the PML-N legislator won the election from NA-90 by way of rigging and pleaded that his victory be declared void.
The tribunal was further requested to direct the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to hold fresh election to the National Assembly seat.