Elections: Nawaz, Chaudhry Nisar nomination papers accepted

As per PTCL list of defaulters, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan owes Rs96,000.

Web Desk April 07, 2013
File photo of PML-N leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan. PHOTO: FILE

RAWALPINDI: The nomination papers of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif and Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan were accepted on Sunday, Express News reported.

Nisar's papers were accepted from the constituency of NA-52 Rawalpindi and Nawaz's from NA-120 Lahore.

The nomination papers of Shahbaz Sharif’s son Hamza Shahbaz and of Ayesha Ahad were also accepted for NA-199 constituency in Lahore.

Few days earlier, Pakistan Telecommunication Corporation Limited (PTCL) had issued a list of 284 former members of the National Assembly, who had not paid their telephone bills. As per the list, former leader of the opposition Chaudhry Nisar owed Rs96,000.

The list was provided to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for nomination papers’ verification process.

The election commission has been scrutinising nomination papers of all candidates ahead of the general elections.

Earlier during the day, former president general (retd) Pervez Musharraf’s nomination papers for the constituency of NA-250 Karachi were rejected by the commission.


Gp65 | 8 years ago | Reply

@UMSyed: When a bench of 9 judges hear a case do they always give unanimous decisions? Does the judge who write a dissenting opinion not know the law? When individual ROs are applying their minds, some inconsistency is bound to occur. I am sure some consistent guidelines will be used while ruling on the appeals. This is a learning process with many errors but surely no one can deny that this has been the most robust screening process the country ever witnessed? This on top of index ending EC, independent caretaker set up and a government that completed its full term, are all very positive signs that should give cause for hope and optimism to Pakistanis not to mention clean up of the voter list.

Now it is going to be upto you all as to whom you vote for. Vote wisely and good luck.

Sure? | 8 years ago | Reply

@Baby ka Husband: He is not a dual national though his spouse is. But the current rules do not disqualify ou on he basis of the spuse's nationality. Secondly his graduation is from Oxford. The fact that he cannot find his FA certificate does not mean that his degree is not genuine. Now the telephone default was a genuine problem. One hopes that he was required not only to pay the bill but also pay a hefty penalty for being delinquent. If that is the case, what would be the ground to disqualify him - other than the fact that he represents a party you do not like?

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