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GE 2018: Last Day For Decisions On Appeals Today

Islamabad (June 27, 2018): Today is the last day for decisions by Appellate Tribunals on appeals filed against acceptance or rejection of nomination papers for the National and provincial assemblies’ seats. 

The revised list of candidates will be published on Thursday.

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Candidates can withdraw their nomination papers by Friday and the Election Commission will allot election symbols to candidates on Saturday.

Polling for the general elections will be held on 25th of next month.

Appeals Against Khawaja Asif, Firdous Awan Rejected:

An election tribunal on Tuesday rejected an appeal against the candidature of Former Foreign Minister and PML-N’s Khawaja Asif from NA-73 Sialkot-II constituency.

The petitioner alleged that the former foreign minister had not fully disclosed his assets to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

Terming the petition non-maintainable, the appellate tribunal dismissed it, allowing Asif to contest the General Election 2018.  On the other hand,  Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Firdous Ashiq Awan was also given the green signal to contest election from NA-72 Sialkot-I constituency.

A petitioner, Zaid Lateef objected that Awan had not filled the column to disclose details of her marriage and offspring. Justice Syed Shahbaz Ali Rizvi rejected the petition, stating that the returning officer had accepted Awan’s nomination papers as per the law.

Polling for the general elections will be held on 25th of next month.

Shahid Khaqan Allowed to Contest Elections From NA-53:

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 had 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.

Mehtab Abbasi, Gullalai cleared to contest election from NA-53:

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.NA 53: Nominations of Former PM Abbasi, Gullali RejectedIt is worthwhile to mention here that on June 19, the Election Commission of Pakistan had rejected the nomination papers of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leaders Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Sardar Mehtab Abbasi, along with Ayesha Gulalai for the NA-53 constituency of Islamabad.

Tribunal Allows Sattar to Contest on Three NA Seats:

The election tribunal at the Sindh High Court given green signal to Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan leader Dr Farooq Sattar to contest from NA-245 and two other constituencies.

Sattar’s nomination papers were rejected by the RO on the basis of his failure to mention the registration of two criminal cases against him.Farooq’s nomination papers from Na-241 and NA-247 have also been cleared and tribunal dismissed the appeal against his candidacy.

Tribunal Allows Imran to Contest Polls From NA 131, NA 95:

An appellate tribunal on Monday allowed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan to contest election from NA-131 Lahore constituency. He was earlier allowed to contest polls from NA-95 Mianwali.

The appellate tribunal while rejecting the appeals against the PTI chairman’s nomination papers for NA-131 and allowed him to contest election.

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The reserved verdict was announced by Justice Faisal Zaman Khan.

Appellate Tribunal Rejects Petition Against Nisar:

On June 23, petition against former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan’s candidature was rejected by an appellate tribunal.The petitioner challenged Nisar’s nomination papers from NA-63 constituency. He stated that the candidate was accused in the Supreme Court attack case.

The appellate tribunal dismissed the petition against Nisar’s candidature, stating that the petitioner was not a voter of NA-63.

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