KARACHI: Sindh High Court’s (SHC) Election Tribunal on Friday rejected the plea of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) seeking disqualification of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Miftah Ismail and allowed him to contest by-election in NA-249 Karachi constituency.
The decision was announced on the petition filed by Insaf Lawyers Forum, challenging the approval of Miftah Ismail’s nomination papers for the election in NA-249.
The plaintiff stated that returning officer (RO) had illegally accepted PML-N leader’s nomination papers despite not fulfilling Article 62 and 63 of the Constitution.
The NA-249 seat was relinquished by the PTI’s Faisal Vawda, who had won the seat in the 2018 general election, beating PML-N’s Shehbaz Sharif by a small margin of 723 votes.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had announced to hold the by-polls on April 29.