Raja Pervez Ashraf’s NA-51 nomination papers rejected

The constituency includes Gojar Khan which is Ashraf’s native village.


Web Desk April 07, 2013
Raja Pervaiz Ashraf. PHOTO: AFP/ FILE

Former prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf’s nomination papers for NA-51 Rawalpindi constituency were rejected on Sunday, reported Express News.

The constituency includes Gojar Khan which is Ashraf’s native village.

Geo News reported that Ashraf’s papers were rejected because he was accused of misappropriating funds and indulging in nepotism.

He will be able to appeal the commission's decision within three days.

Ashraf was given the title of ‘Raja Rental’ after he was accused of receiving kickbacks in the rental power projects.

He was also accused of buying property in London from money earned through corruption in various scams.

The Election Commission of Pakistan completed the initial scrutiny of nomination papers earlier during the day.

Nomination papers of several prominent politicians were rejected after objections were raised on them.

The politicians included former president Pervez Musharraf whose papers were rejected in Karachi and Kasur.

COMMENTS (26)

sure? | 8 years ago | Reply

@Sardar KHAN: "@Singh: I am realy suprised at your comment.Either you are ignorant or just hate Pakistan brigade.Supreme Court of Pakistan has already asked FIA to fully investigate the wrong doings of Mr.Ashraf"

Has Supreme court or for that matter any court convicted Ashraf?

gp65 | 8 years ago | Reply

@Parvez: "There are times when even this flawed system gets it right………..and this is one of them."

Are you sure this is a good precedence that returning officers are effectively dispensing justice on the fly and the elections are no longer about people's mandate but rather who can get through the rather arbitrary selection method of returning officers? You have probably heard the story of Andher nagari chaupat raja takeser bhaaji takeser khaaja. Even though such arbitrariness may occassionally yield decisions one likes, in the end it undermines the transparency and predictability of the system. I am not impacted by what is going on. It is for you all to think about the longer term consequences that this engenders.

@DevilHunterX: "@Singh: So you are saying that Raja is innocent of all the crimes he has and has not committed. Right?"

Let us forget for a moment what @Singh thinks and come to what you think. 2 questions for you: 1) Has Raja Pervez Ashraf been convicted in any court of law? 2) Do you believe in the concept of innocent until proven guilty?

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