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Imran Khan Allowed To Contest Polls From NA-53

Islamabad (June 27, 2018): Election tribunal of Islamabad on Wednesday allowed Imran Khan’s candidacy from NA-53 after rejecting all objections against him. 

Appellate tribunal allowed PTI Chief to contest elections from NA-53 Islamabad in upcoming polls.

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Returning Officer (RO), Additional District and Sessions Judge Mohammad Adnan Khan, rejected Imran’s nomination papers of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz candidates Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Sardar Mehtab Abbasi and PTI’s disgruntled leader Ayesha Gulalai for failing to fill clause-N of the affidavit.Earlier today, Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan appeared before an appellate tribunal.

He appeared before Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani who was presiding over the tribunal.

Subsequently, Imran Khan filed an appeal, requesting the tribunal to set aside the RO verdict and allow him to contest the elections from NA-53.

In response to the appellate tribunal’s summons, he appeared and filled up the clause N of the affidavit in front of the presiding officer.In the clause, which requires election candidates to highlight their services to their respective constituencies, the PTI chief pointed out that he set up the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital, Namal College and spread awareness among the public about their constitutional rights.

Earlier, the Islamabad Election Tribunal on Tuesday allowed former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to contest the upcoming polls from the NA-53 Islamabad-II constituency.

The returning officer for Islamabad’s NA-53 constituency rejected Abbasi’s nomination papers on June 19. According to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), Abbasi did not complete the affidavit of the nomination forms.

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Justice Moshin Akhtar Kayani, who was hearing the appeal, overruled the returning officer’s verdict.

On the other hand, Election Tribunal Islamabad accepted appeals of Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan, Ayesha Gullalai against the rejection of their nomination papers by the Returning Officer of NA-53 Islamabad.

The tribunal allowed both the candidates to contest elections from this constituency.

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