SUNDAY TIMES ISLAMABAD: A three-member bench of the commission, headed by Chief Election Commissioner Justice (retd) Sardar Muhammad Raza, gave this verdict.

Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) leader Muhammad Khan had won election from Balochistan Assembly constituency PB-4 Loralai.

He had defeated Maulvi Faiz Ullah of Muttahidda Majlis-i-Ammal Pakistan who stood second and independent candidate Shams Ud Din Wald Qamar Ud Din who grabbed third position.

Last year in Oct, the Supreme Court had declared Balochistan Awami Party leader Abdul Rauf Rind’s victory from a provincial assembly constituency, PB-47, void.

Abdul Rauf Rind was elected from Balochistan’s Kech district. A bench of the apex court declared the BAP lawmaker’s win void for possessing dual nationality.

It ruled that Abdul Rauf Rind held the nationality of Oman and failed to produce a certificate to show that he has relinquished his foreign nationality. BAP’s Abdul Rauf Rind was elected to Balochistan Assembly from PB-47 in General Election on July 25.