ECP rejects nomination papers of PML-N's Ayaz Amir

Objection criticised Amir for writing articles "against the ideology of Pakistan".

Web Desk April 04, 2013
Ayaz Amir. PHOTO: EXPRESS

LAHORE: The Election Commission of Pakistan rejected the nomination papers of Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Ayaz Amir, Express News reported on Thursday.

Amir had filed his papers from Chakwal.

An objection criticising Amir for writing articles "against the ideology of Pakistan" was filed against his nomination papers by complainant Babar Salim.

The decision against Amir’s nomination papers was taken by an ECP returning officer yesterday.

According to Pakistan's Constitution, one cannot be a member of Parliament if he or she has “worked against the integrity of the country or opposed the ideology of Pakistan.”

Amir confirmed with local media that his nomination papers had been rejected. He said he would file an appeal against the decision tomorrow.

Amir is a renowned journalist and columnist who has contributed to Dawn and The News International.

He occupied the Chakwal district NA-60 seat.

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Anon | 7 years ago | Reply | Recommend

Appreciated! This is an evidence of free and fair EC. What everyone must understand is that Returning Officer is not a lay man but a Judge qualified enough to 'judge' everyone according to law. If Mr. Amr has done something against the law, he must be answerable for it no matter how honest or straighforward he is. Just because you are an accomplished writer and have links with bureaucrats, dosn't give you immunity against the laws and secularism, no matter how much appreciated by our society is not supported by the consitution, whatsoever. So yes, hail to the supremacy of ECP. Thumbs Up!

Nawazz | 7 years ago | Reply | Recommend

We should abide by the constitution, if this is done accordingly .

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