Tribunal disqualifies PML-N minister over dual NIC

MULTAN: An election tribunal on Friday disqualified Punjab Minister for Prisons Chaudhry Abdul Waheed Arain for possession of two National Identity Cards (NIC).

The application against the minister was filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) member Rana Abdul Jabbar who had said that the minister possessed more than one NIC.

Arain was elected as member of Provincial Assembly from P-196 in Multan on the ticket of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) during the General Elections 2013.

On February 3, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in a letter notified all election tribunals to speed up the process of hearings related to the elections with immediate effect.

A day prior to that PTI Chief Imran Khan met with the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) retired Justice Sardar Mohammad Raza Khan and requested for daily tribunal hearings.

The PTI Chief had complained that the tribunals were supposed to make their decisions within four months and it has now been two years.