Kulsoom’s nomination for NA-120 challenged

Published: August 13, 2017


LAHORE: The nomination papers of Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif and a ruling party contestant for NA-120 seat, have been challenged on the grounds that a candidate cannot use the name of a disqualified person’s party in the election.

The National Assembly seat from Lahore fell vacant after Kulsoom’s husband Nawaz Sharif was disqualified as prime minister by the Supreme Court for not declaring assets in his nomination papers filed for the 2013 general election.

Kulsoom’s nomination papers were challenged in the Lahore office of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Saturday by advocate Sarfraz.

Kulsoom Nawaz submits nomination papers for NA-120 by-poll

The petitioner submitted that the country’s top court had disqualified Nawaz Sharif for not being Sadiq (truthful) and Ameen (honest).

He claimed that since the name of the party, registered in the name of the disqualified PM, could not be used in the election, the nomination papers of Kusloom Nawaz as a contestant of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) should be rejected.

According to the petitioner, the words “Nawaz Sharif” cannot be used in election after the Supreme Court’s verdict.

Besides Kulsoom Nawaz, notable among those in the run for NA-120 are Dr Yasmeen Rashid of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Hafiz Mian Zubair Kardar of the Pakistan Peoples Party and advocate Ishtiaq Chaudhary of the Pakistan Awami Tehreek. Former police constable Din Muhammad is also in the fray as an independent candidate.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Haji Atiya
    Aug 13, 2017 - 11:36AM

    The N in PML-N doesn’t necessarily have to stand for Nawaz, it can more appropriately stand for Nepotism. And that’s what Kulsoom is running on.Recommend

  • disgraceful
    Aug 13, 2017 - 12:43PM

    What about dear Aqama?Recommend

    Aug 13, 2017 - 1:31PM

    No one from Nawaz Sharif family qualifies for the nomination. They are are beneficiary of all loot and plunder. Recommend

  • abdul rehman
    Aug 14, 2017 - 2:44AM

    nawaz is a arabic word meaning to give. if it cant be named nawaz than i want that everyone in pakistan named nawaz Yousuf to changed because these names were disqualified by stupid SC. all those backing this are nothing but insane.Recommend

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