PTI leader Ali Nawaz has filed a plea against the success of Yousaf Raza Gillani

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Tuesday has challenged the victory of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader and joint candidate of opposition’s Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) Yousaf Raza Gillani in the Senate polls in Islamabad High Court (IHC).

According to details, PTI leader Ali Nawaz has filed a plea against the success of Yousaf Raza Gillani in the high court.

Earlier today, Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had heard PTI petition seeking disqualification of former prime minister and newly-elected Senator Syed Yousuf Raza Gillani.

During the hearing on the matter of former premier’s son Ali Haider Gillani’s video scandal, PTI lawyer Barrister Ali Zafar, Parliamentary Leader for Railways Farrukh Habib and member of National Assembly (MNA) Kanwal Shauzab appeared before the commission and recorded their arguments.

Barrister Ali Zafar claimed that rigging was carried out during the Senate polls through money and party tickets. Evidence of rigging was found a day before the elections, he told.

It is to be mentioned here that Yousaf Raza Gillani had defeated PTI’s Abdul Hafeez Shaikh in an upset victory in the Senate election.

The contest between Abdul Hafeez Shaikh and Yousaf Raza Gillani was being described as the most critical contest between the opposition and the government.

Yousaf Raza Gillani secured 169 votes while Abdul Hafeez Shaikh could only win 164 votes. A total of 7 votes were rejected by the ECP.