LHC dismisses petition demanding Bilawal, Zardari's disqualification

Bench dismissed the petition for lacking substance


News Desk July 06, 2018
PHOTO: PPP MEDIA CELL.

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday dismissed a petition praying upon the court to disqualify Pakistan Peoples Party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Co-Chairperson Asif Ali Zardari from contesting the upcoming elections.

After reserving the verdict briefly, the LHC bench dismissed the petition for lacking substance.

The petitioner, Advocate Iqbal Haider, raised objection over Bilawal's use of the 'arrow' electoral symbol on the cover of the party's recently released manifesto.

 

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“PPP’s measure is in violation of section 215 (3) of Election Act 2017” the petition stated, “Chairman of Peoples Party Parliamentarian Asif Ali Zardari has been using party flag in clear violation of section 200 (2) of the Election Act. As per law, no political party can make use of another party’s flag in its campaigns and manifesto”.

On July 1, the youth of Karachi's Lyari district welcomed on PPP's Bilawal Bhutto amid chants of “Na mir ka na pir ka, vote hai teer ka” and songs as he inaugurated his election office in Lyari’s NA-246 to launch his campaign in the area.

Bilawal was accompanied by former chief minister Murad Ali Shah, Sherry Rehman, Nabil Gabol, Saeed Ghani, Waqar Mehdi, Khalil Hoath and other leaders of the party.

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