QUETTA: Balochistan Election Commissioner Niyaz Ahmed Baloch has said that 20 appeals have been filed in the two appellate tribunals set up at the Balochistan High Court.
According to a statement issued by the Office of Provincial Election Commissioner Balochistan on Thursday, of the total appeals, nine have been filed with the tribunal of Justice Hashim Khan Kakar, while 11 have been filed with the tribunal of Justice Ejaz Swati.
Of the nine appeals, Justice Kakar’s tribunal approved nomination papers of seven candidates.
The candidates include; PB-12 Naseerabad candidate Mumtaz Ali, PB-11 Naseerabad’s Muhammad Ibrahim, Muhammad Aslam, Shaukat Ali, Muhammad Panah, Ghulam Mujtaba and Muhammad Arif.
Candidate for PB-16 Israr Ali Shah’s nomination papers stood rejected.
Of the 11 appeals, Justice Swati’s tribunal approved nomination papers of five candidates.
The candidates, whose papers were given the green light, include; PB-28 Quetta’s Muhammad Ismail, PB-49 Lasbela’s Muhammad Iqbal, PB-29 Quetta’s Akhtar Muhammad, PB-28 Quetta’s Sajjad Muhammad and PB-30 Quetta’s Muhammad Hayat.
The statement further stated that decision taken on the remaining six appeals will be announced later. It said that the last date for filing appeals was June 22 (today).