PTI legislator disqualified for inaccurate asset declaration

Published: May 12, 2015
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PTI MNA Rai Hassan Nawaz. PHOTO COURTESY: pakistanileaders.com

PTI MNA Rai Hassan Nawaz. PHOTO COURTESY: pakistanileaders.com

MULTAN: An election tribunal on Tuesday disqualified Pakistan Tehreek Insaf (PTI) MNA Rayee Hassan Nawaz from NA-162 for inaccurately  declaring his assets. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has been asked to ensure re-elections within 90 days in NA-162.

Independent candidate Haji Muhammad Ayub had filed a petition before the Multan election tribunal, challenging Nawaz’s honesty, contending that he had submitted inaccurate and miscalculated declarations about his assets before the district returning officer in 2013 general elections.

The petition stated that Nawaz was the managing director of Murtaza Haseeb Textile Mills, which had a default of Rs887 million – something the PTI MNA concealed in his declaration.

Further, Nawaz had allegedly concealed the ownership of a petrol pump and a CNG station. He was also a defaulter of Rs400,000 on account of his telephone bills, whereas many of other bills also remain unpaid.

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Ten candidates had contested for NA-162 Sahiwal-III. PTI’s Nawaz though had swept it, securing 88,974 votes out of 306,359 registered voters.

While the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) did not contest from the constituency, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) candidate had bagged just 9,659 votes.

Petitioner Ayub was the runner-up candidate in the constituency as he received 75,756 votes. He was unofficially backed by the PML-N.

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  • pervaiz
    May 12, 2015 - 8:36PM

    This is actula position of PTI who claim cleanest party of Pakistan. Now what we can say about Pmln and PPP. I am shocked to hear about this piece of newsRecommend

  • fayyaz
    May 12, 2015 - 8:56PM

    The PTI MNA was disqualified correctly for mis declaration of assets and being a defaulter. Will any tribunal or court dare to disqualify a large number of MNAs who are known defaulters, had their loans written off, received funds for elections from ISI, have acquired huge assets beyond their known means of earning, their huge properties and assets abroad are known to everyone but these have not been declared? Unfortunately while the judiciary is quick to disqualify other parties, PML N cases linger on till the time of next elections when they die their natural death. We need to start accountability from the top and without any discrimination if we are to progress. Justice should not be delayed as has been the case with the election tribunals. Had PTI not agitated the issue I am sure not one decision would have come after two years especially against PML N.Recommend

  • Ahmad Khan
    May 12, 2015 - 9:34PM

    Imran Khan should laud this decision of the Election Tribunal as he is fighting for Naya Pakistan free of Corruption. Let us see what happens to Murad Saeed who is Imran Khan’s bllue eyed boy.Recommend

  • oBSERVER
    May 12, 2015 - 9:48PM

    There is now a distinct descrimination by Election Tribunal. On the same charge most PML N MNAs and MPAs stand disqualified and that includes Nawaz Sharif, Shabaz Sharif, Ishaq Dar and family. So this Election Tribunal appears to have got its price.Recommend

  • Naeem Khan
    May 12, 2015 - 9:51PM

    There is should be no debate, if he has deliberately misled the ECP then he should be sent home. However there are others in the NA and PAs who has declared their assets far below the market evaluation. Some has not paid income taxes fairly and others just did not. We know that some of these politicians own properties in London, Dubai, New York and Saudi Arabia but neglected to declare it to the ECP. Let us question those who are already under investigation but picking some discriminately is uncalled for and it just shows how biased the PEC is. It is amazing to see how many millionaires and billionaires are representing the masses and they accumulate even more wealth when they are in the Assemblies. I wonder if there is any chance for honest and competent people to come to the Assemblies and serve the people instead of serving their own interests.Recommend

  • Ranjha
    May 12, 2015 - 9:51PM

    @fayyaz:

    ECP is creating precedences to use against the big fish like Nawazi Sharif later!Recommend

  • Mirza
    May 13, 2015 - 6:28AM

    This is what New Pakistan is all about. Just look into his eyes and you can get the whole story. Recommend

  • Atif Ajmal
    May 13, 2015 - 10:57AM

    @Mirza:
    What a foolish comment. IK dont have a microscope that he start detecting who is lying ?. In Pakistan every second person do have this mindset. Recommend

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