SC restores PTI MPA membership

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday suspended election tribunal’s decision and restored membership of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly member Sardar Ikramullah Gandapur.

The three member bench headed by Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk comprising Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Justice Ejaz Ahmed Chaudhry heard the Ikramullah Gandapur petition against Election Tribunal decision.

According to details, an election tribunal in Peshawar disqualified KPK’s Minister for Agriculture, Ikram Ullah Gandapur, over his fake degree and ordered reelection in PK-67 Dera Ismail Khan constituency.

Gandapur won the KPK assembly seat in by-elections held in December last year.

His degree was challenged by an independent candidate Sardar Fatehullah Khan Miankhel in Dera Ismail Khan’s election tribunal.

The seat was vacated after the death of his brother Israrulah Gandapur in a suicide attack.

While hearing Gandapur’s plea today, the apex court suspended election tribunal’s decision and restored his KPK Assembly membership.

Source: APP