LHC dismisses pleas challenging Kulsoom Nawaz's candidacy for NA-120 by-poll

Published: September 13, 2017


LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) dismissed on Wednesday petitions challenging Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidature Kulsoom Nawaz contesting for NA-120 by-election.

A three-member bench comprising Justice Aminuddin Khan, Justice Ibadur Rehman Lodhi and Justice Shahid Jamil Khan heard the pleas filed by Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) candidate Faisal Mir and others.

The bench rejected the petitions by a 2-1 majority vote.

During the course of proceedings, the petitioners counsel argued that neither the returning officer nor the tribunal looked into the details of their objections, including concealment of assets by the ruling PML-N candidate.

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Kulsoom Nawaz’s counsel opposed the contentions of the petitioners and submitted that baseless allegations were levelled against the acceptance of her nomination papers.

Returning officer Muhammad Shahid appeared before the bench on being summoned and submitted the record. The returning officer said he accepted the nomination papers of Kulsoom while keeping in view all the legal requirements.

The bench after hearing arguments of all parties dismissed the petitions.

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  • Gulzari Lal
    Sep 14, 2017 - 9:03AM

    This is absolute mockery of judicial system by the dishonourable justices of Lahore High Court. It also shows how Sharifs have corrupted the whole state machinery and is a repetition of their tactics to stick to power on the strength of their ill- gotten wealth.Recommend

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