Senate elections: Reply sought on plea against Sajid Mir’s nomination

The petitioner said Mir was not a professor according to the criteria set by the Higher Education Commission.


Our Correspondent March 02, 2015
Petitioner Qazi Hussain Siraj told the court that the ECP had accepted Mir’s papers on a PML-N ticket. PHOTO: LHC.GOV.PK

LAHORE:


Lahore High Court on Monday sought a reply from the Election Commission of Pakistan by Tuesday (today) on a petition challenging acceptance of nomination papers of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Sajid Mir, who is also the chief of Markazi Jamat-i-Ahle Hadith, for Senate elections.


Petitioner Qazi Hussain Siraj told the court that the ECP had accepted Mir’s papers on a PML-N ticket. He said Mir did not fulfil criteria prescribed under Article 62 and 63 of the Constitution.

He said Mir was the chief of Markazi Jamat-i-Ahle Hadith and could not contest election on another party’s ticket. The petitioner said Mir was not a professor according to the criteria set by the Higher Education Commission. He asked the court to restrain Mir from contesting Senate elections.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 3rd, 2015.

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