PPP member files objection to Nawaz Sharif's nomination papers

Published: April 4, 2013
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A file photo of PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif during a press conference. PHOTO: SANA

A file photo of PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif during a press conference. PHOTO: SANA

LAHORE: A Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) member filed an objection to the nomination papers of Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif, Express News reported on Thursday.

Nawaz had filed his nomination papers for NA-120.

In his objection, PPP member Sohail Malik said that Nawaz was a defaulter in the Asghar Khan case.

Malik – in his complaint – also said that Nawaz was not “sadiq” and “ameen” because he brokered a deal in order to escape Pakistan when his government was toppled in 1999.

According to the Supreme Court’s short order on the case, the then army chief, president and DG ISI were involved in rigging the elections of 1990 and had doled out money to politicians in an attempt to manipulate polls.

In the past, Nawaz Sharif has “strongly” denied allegations of receiving funds from the ISI during the 1990 elections. He said that Mehran Bank owner Yunus Habib, who allegedly gave loaned money to the ISI in the 1990s, had a “criminal” past and he did not remember ever meeting him.

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Reader Comments (13)

  • Open
    Apr 4, 2013 - 1:53PM

    Haha Poor Guy! All Parties are against each other but have one common goal: PMLN should not take over.

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  • Waseem Sarwar
    Apr 4, 2013 - 2:08PM

    a very valid point. If fake degree holders from previous government can be punished, why not this gentlemen?

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  • Jahangir Amin
    Apr 4, 2013 - 2:48PM

    if ECP is really working, none of these are eligible for one reason or another

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  • imran
    Apr 4, 2013 - 3:13PM

    if election commision fails to take any action against any of the bigwigs then thr is no point of any sort of scrutiny process… this nawaz sharif shud b banned from elections because he lied on television that he didnt take any money from isi but now it is proven and supreme court’s verdict is out… ch.nisar ali shud also b barred becoz his a level certificate is fake tooo..

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  • gilani ali
    Apr 4, 2013 - 3:37PM

    Throw this so calledman o’ principals in prison

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  • huzaifa
    Apr 4, 2013 - 4:02PM

    It should be now or never for election commission and for Pakistan.

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  • Shahazad Bhatti
    Apr 4, 2013 - 5:35PM

    @Waseem Sarwar:
    Gentleman??

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  • AbidMashwani
    Apr 4, 2013 - 7:53PM

    A shame justice is in action, where SELECTIVE justice is being done. Middle class representatives in different parties (Ayaz Amir, Jamshed Dasti, few other independents) and people from small parties and small provinces are being punished, disqualified and sent to jail for fake degrees but influential people from establishment parties escape from police hands from the courts.

    More interestingly, fake degree holders are sent to jail for 1 and 3 years, but those looted Pakistan exchequer will be allowed to win elections and loot poor Pakistanis once again.

    SHAME ON SUCH JUSTICE.

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  • Agnostic Khan
    Apr 4, 2013 - 8:31PM

    This really puts the cat amongst the pigeons…a ist and true test of the independence of the ECP and judiciary…if he is allowed to contest in the face of glaring evidence then the freedom of judiciary and ECP will be a myth….esp if ppl like Jamshed Dasti and Ayaz Ameer can be disqualified on much lesser grounds….

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  • Waseem Sarwar
    Apr 4, 2013 - 9:13PM

    @Shahazad Bhatti:
    do you expect ET to publish my comment if i don’t label him “Gentlemen”. :)

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  • sensible
    Apr 4, 2013 - 10:37PM

    real test of ECP scrutiny.

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  • Apr 5, 2013 - 6:24PM

    Decision of Supreme Court of Pakistan in Asghar Khan case is against then army chief and DG ISI. Nawaz Sharif and any other IGI politician is not punished. Not any case is registered against them. So this case oder can not be basis for disqualification of someone.

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