LAHORE: Pakistan Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique appeared before the Election Tribunal here on Monday and recorded his statement in the case pertaining to rigging in the NA-125 constituency.
Election Tribunal, Faisalabad, Judge Javed Rashid Mehboobi recorded the statement of the minister who denied all rigging charges levelled against him in the NA-125 constituency by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf candidate Hamid Khan.
He maintained that no rigging took place in his constituency and the electoral process was fair while submitting a 49-page statement.
After the submission of his statement, Saad Rafique was cross-examined by petitioner counsel Muhammad Hussain Chotia.
Later, the tribunal adjourned the further hearing till April 3 and summoned MPAs Mian Naseer Ahmad and Yasin Sohail who were elected from PP-155 and 156, respectively for evidence as both these provincial constituencies fall under NA-125 constituency.