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SC Allows Sheikh Waqas, Romesh Lal To Contest Polls

Rawalpindi(July 19, 2018): The Apex Court on Thursday allowed Sheikh Waqas Akram, the NA-115 Jhang’s candidate and PPP’s candidate for minorities seat, Romesh Lal to contest the July 25 general election.

Akram’s candidacy was challenged by a voter of the constituency, Mohammad Imran.

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During today’s hearing, Justice Ijazul Ahsan observed that Akram’s nomination papers do not contain any false declarations.

Similarly, Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed observed that there is no court declaration against the candidate’s college degree.

The court then dismissed Imran’s petition and upheld the Lahore High Court’s decision on the matter.Imran had pleaded the relevant forums stating that the returning officer had rejected the nomination papers of Akram on the basis of fake academic credentials and concealment of assets.

SC Disqualifies PTI’s Rai Hassan Nawaz For Life

Earlier today, PTI’s  Leader, Rai Hassan Nawaz on Thursday was disqualified for life by the Apex Court.

According to the details, a two-member bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed heard the case.

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Rai Hassan was accused of concealing his assets in the nomination papers and defaulting on loans.

During today’s hearing, the apex court noted that a five-member bench had already declared Rai Hassan as not being honest and truthful as per the Constitution.

Justice Azmat remarked that the PTI leader was disqualified under Article 62(1)(f) under which the disqualification is for life.

Rai Hassan, who had clinched Sahiwal’s NA-162 constituency from a PTI ticket in the 2013 general election, was disqualified by in 2015 after the runner-up had challenged his victory.

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