The Lahore High Court Judgment on Ajmal Asif is such a blatant example of discrimination by judges. On same account Nazir Jutt ( former MNA and election candidate from NA-167 ) was disqualified only because he was PPP ticket holder? Is this Justice my lord? Following are the newspaper reports on both judgments of LHC.
Notice issued to Nazir Jatt in bogus degree case
Source: The Nation
Published: April 20, 2010
LAHORE – An election tribunal of the Lahore High Court on Monday issued notice for May 21 to Nazir Ahmed Jatt, former MNA and election candidate from NA-167 of Vehari in by-polls, on allegations of bogus degrees.
Petitioner Sajjid Mahi had challenged Nazir Ahmed Jatt’s qualification to contest bye-elections alleging he had bogus degree of FA and rest of his certificates/degrees were awarded by a madrassa and he did not possess a BA degree.
Three-member elections tribunal comprising of Justice Anwar-ul-Haq, Justice Mansoor Ali Shah and Justice Nasir Saeed Sheikh while hearing election petition of Sajjid Mahi issued notice to the former MNA.
Earlier, the respondent’s qualification was challenged in the Supreme Court when he was MNA but he had promptly resigned as MNA to save himself from disqualification by the apex court.
As he is taking part in the bye-elections from the same constituency of Vehari, the petitioner has again challenged his qualification before the election tribunal.
The LHC tribunal will resume proceedings on May 21 into the matter.
Besides, Jamshed Dasti, a candidate from NA-178, withdrew his petition from the LHC election tribunal, which he had filed to challenge his disqualification in the elections. Jamshed did not mention any reason for withdrawing his petition. It is said he had reached some compromise with his rival candidate.
Now today’s Judgment of LHC for a N-League ticket holder on same Fake Degree Case
PML-N ticket-holder allowed to contest by-polls
Saturday, May 01, 2010
By Our Correspondent
Source: The News
AN election tribunal of the Lahore High Court has given the go-ahead to PML-N ticket holder Ajmal Asif to contest the by-election for PP-63 by dismissing a petition of PPP Punjab President Rana Aftab. PPP Punjab President challenged the acceptance of his nomination papers on the plea that he did not meet the criteria set under Article 63 of the constitution.
The tribunal, comprising justice Sh Azmat Saeed, dismissed the plea on the ground that the petitioner had not raised the same objections before returning officer concerned or election appellate tribunal.
Rana Aftab had submitted that Ajmal possessed a fake degree of Shahadat-e-Almia from Darul-Aloom Mehmoodia, Bannu, which was equivalent to MA. He said the Wafaq-ul-Madaras had already stated that the Darul-Aloom in question was not a recognised institution and certificate possessed by the respondent was bogus. Ajmal had won Feb-2008 general election from PP-63, Faisalabad on the ticket of PML-Q by defeating Rana Aftab.
Later, Ajmal resigned from his assembly membership when his degree was challenged in the Supreme Court and he anticipated verdict against him. But he again filed nomination papers to contest the by-polls.
The petitioner pointed out that though condition of BA degree had been lifted but Ajmal was not still qualified to contest the election, as he had misled the courts and people and his resignation from assembly seat was a proof his dishonesty.