PAT challenges decision to accept Kulsoom Nawaz's nomination papers

Published: August 18, 2017
Kulsoom Nawaz. PHOTO: File

Kulsoom Nawaz. PHOTO: File

LAHORE: The Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) on Friday challenged the acceptance of deposed PM Nawas Sharif’s wife Kulsoom Nawaz’s nomination papers for NA-120, Lahore.

Advocate Ishtiaq Chaudhary, the PAT candidate for the seat, filed an appeal with the Appellate Tribunal stating that the returning officer had accepted the papers ignoring ‘concealed facts’.

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

He pointed out that Kulsoom’s iqama (UAE work permit) was not mentioned in the papers. Therefore, he added, the papers should be rejected for concealing this fact.

The hearing of the PAT’s appeal will take place next week chaired by Justice Mamoon ur Rashid.

On Thursday, a returning officer had accepted Kulsoom’s papers rejecting the objections filed by the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the PAT candidates.

The objections were filed under the Representation of Peoples Act 1976 by Faisal Mir of the PPP and Chaudhry.

Kulsoom is running for the seat her husband Nawaz was forced to vacate last month after the Supreme Court disqualified him from holding office.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • Khan
    Aug 18, 2017 - 7:13PM

    They missed the point that the iqama has expired and is no longer valid so why should it be mentioned in filling the papers for the NA 120 seat?Recommend

  • Abdul Rehman
    Aug 18, 2017 - 10:20PM

    its nothing else but to create political presence in country by filling unnecessary complainsRecommend

  • Khalid Latif
    Aug 18, 2017 - 11:17PM

    If the Spreme Court had intervened in time, it would have prevented people from filing objections. And those objections are known hard facts. They hardly need any more investigations. Amazing, how corrupt can an institution like Election Commission can get? Every other institution seem to be slaves of the Nawaz family.Recommend

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