SARGODHA/ LAHORE: An election tribunal accepted the appeal of Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) leader Sheikh Waqas Akram, making him eligible to contest the upcoming elections from NA-89 Jhang IV constituency, Express News reported on Wednesday.
Earlier, a returning officer had rejected Akram's papers after his A-level certificate was declared fake. Akram was the former federal minister for education and training.
The appeal filed by Akram against the returning officer's decision was accepted by the election tribunal.
On the NA-89 seat, Akram will contest against chief of Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamat (ASWJ) Maulana Muhammad Ahmad Ludhianvi.
In the 2008 general elections, Akram, who contested NA-89 on the PML-Quaid’s ticket, emerged victorious after securing 51,733 votes, while Ludhianvi secured 44,894 votes as an independent candidate.
PML-Q’s Chaudhry Wajahat disqualified
An election tribunal rejected the appeal filed by Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid (PML-Q) leader Chaudhry Wajahat Hussain for contesting the NA-104 constituency in Jallalpur Jattan-Karianwala.
Chaudhry Wajahat is the younger brother of PML-Q president Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain.
The objections on Chaudhry Wahajat’s papers stated that he did not declare his assets correctly.
PPP's Aslam Madhiana disqualified
An election tribunal disqualified Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) member Aslam Madhiana from contesting the upcoming elections.
Madhiana’s nomination papers were earlier rejected by a returning officer and the PPP leader had appealed against the decision.
Based in Sargodha, Madhiana had intended to contest elections from PP-31.
The PPP leader, last year, was accused of beating an elderly schoolteacher and breaking his legs.
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