Aseefa's unopposed victory challenged in SHC

Rind implores court to overturn Aseefa's unopposed victory and reinstate democratic process

Our Correspondent April 15, 2024


The unopposed victory of Aseefa Bhutto Zardari from NA-207 Nawabshah was challenged in the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday by PTI-backed independent candidate Ghulam Mustafa Rind.

Rind lodged a petition through Advocate Wahab Baloch and named the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and Aseefa as respondents. 

The petitioner claimed that their papers were rejected, and they did not withdraw them.

"I was told that I didn't submit the electricity bill when our village doesn't even have electricity. When I went to collect the bill, I was detained by the police," the petitioner added.

Rind implored the court to overturn Aseefa's unopposed victory and reinstate the democratic process.

Read PTI to challenge Aseefa’s unopposed success

"I beseech the court to annul Aseefa Bhutto's uncontested win and afford other candidates, myself included, the opportunity to partake in the electoral process," the PTI-backed candidate of NA-207 pleaded.

Aseefa, the sister of PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari was set to officially commence her parliamentary duties today. NA Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq summoned the session of the lower house of parliament on the requisition of opposition parties - scheduled for 5 pm today.

On March 31, during a press conference convened at the Nawabshah press club, Inayat Ali Rind, the PTI president of the Nawabshah division, alongside Ghulam Mustafa Rind, revealed their intention to seek redress from the election tribunal in response to the rejection of Rind's nomination papers for NA-207, where he intended to contest against Aseefa.


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