LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif’s nomination papers for NA-120 have been accepted by the Election Tribunal in Lahore, Express News reported on Friday.
Earlier PPP member Sohail Malik said that Nawaz was a defaulter in the Asghar Khan case and objected to his nomination papers for NA-120.
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.
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.
Another appeal, filed by Afshan Ameerud Din, sister of Arif Ameer also known as Tippu Truckaan Wala, alleged that the returning officer for NA-120 (Lahore) had failed to comprehend paragraphs 14 and 15 from the Supreme Court’s judgment in the Asghar Khan case.
Despite the objections, the returning officer had cleared Nawaz to run in the elections. This decision was then appealed to the election tribunal after further objections.