By Zulfiqar Ahmad
ISLAMABAD, Oct 22: The election tribunal in Peshawar on Tuesday accepted for hearing the written objections submitted by Ghulam Muhammad and summoned the two-member commission on October 25.
MPA Ghulam Muhammad, the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) candidate, accused the commission formed by the election tribunal of siding with the runner-up Sardar Hussain of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) in the recounting of rejected and postal ballots in PK-90 Chitral II.
In his 11-page written objection to the tribunal, the MPA took the plea that his genuine votes were thrown into the dustbin by the commission while special blessings were showered on his rival for reasons best known to the duo.
The commission in its report submitted to tribunal on October 9 had declared PPP candidates as the winner with a single vote lead. The tribunal will hear the two members of the commission about the objections of the sitting MPA on October 25.
The sources said if Musharraf factor did not become the hurdle, the AMPL candidate would smoothly sail through the dangerous storm in which he had been badly stuck up in the aftermath of recounting of rejected and postal ballots.