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Tribunal Turns Down Salman Naeem’s Disqualification

Multan (October 12, 2018): Election tribunal on Friday has issued stay order after turning down disqualification of Salman Naeem, who won election from PP-217.

Justice Shahid issued notices to the ECP and other parties to appear before the tribunal on November 06.

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Earlier on October 01, the Election Commission of Pakistan ordered reelection in PP-217 (Multan-VII) from where Muhammad Salman had returned as a winning candidate defeating senior PTI leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi in July 25 polls.

He bagged 35294 votes while, PTI’s Qureshi obtained 31716 votes.

Voters Shoaib Akmal Qureshi and Tahir Hameed Qureshi had challenged the victory of Salman on the basis that he was underage at the time of election. Under the rule, a candidate should be of 25 years or older to contest polls.Citing Nadra records, the ECP accepted the petition and ordered re-election in the constituency.

Salman won the election as an independent candidate but later joined the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. Currently, he is serving as Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Transport.

Following the verdict, the ECP withdrew the notification of Salman’s victory.

It is worthwhile to mention here that, Salman Naeem defeated vice chairman of PTI Shah Mehmood Qureshi on PP-217 in

the general polls.

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