ISLAMABAD: Newly elected legislator of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Jahangir Khan Tareen on Friday took oath as Member of National Assembly (MNA). Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq administered the oath.
Jahangir Tareen had defeated Pakistan Muslim League-N candidate Siddique Khan Baloch in the by-polls for NA-154 Lodhran, held on December 23.
The seat fell vacant after Siddique Baloch had been disqualified by an election tribunal on August 26 on a petition filed by Jahangir Tareen, who had accused the former of possessing a fake educational degree and committing massive irregularities during the 2013 general elections.
The Supreme Court of Pakistan however set aside the tribunal’s decisions and ordered re-election, allowing Siddique Khan Baloch to take part in the by-polls.