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Pervaiz Rashid says ECP ‘unlawfully’ rejected his nomination papers for Senate polls

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Pervaiz Rashid says ECP 'unlawfully' rejected his nomination papers for Senate polls

LAHORE:  PML-N chief  Pervaiz Rashid on Friday challenged the choice of the Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP) to reject his nomination papers for the Senate elections that are scheduled to happen subsequent month.

Rashid has filed an attraction on the Election Tribunal of the Lahore Excessive Courtroom and a listening to associated to the matter will happen on Saturday, February 20.

As reported by Geo.tv, in his attraction submitted to the Election Tribunal of the Lahore Excessive Courtroom, Rashid mentioned that his nomination papers have been “unlawfully rejected” by the returning officer. 

He mentioned that he was “ready to deposit Rs9.5 million to the administration of the Punjab House as required by the ECP for the purpose but he did not receive the related bank details.”

ECP rejects Rashid’s nomination papers

A day in the past, Rashid’s nomination papers had been rejected by the Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP) on allegations that he had defaulted on funds that have been to be made to the Punjab Home.

The Punjab authorities had launched an inventory of individuals in 2018 who had not cleared their payments for staying and taking meals on the Punjab Home. Rashid was amongst those that have been named within the checklist.

PTI MPA Zainab Omar had filed an objection towards Rashid by way of her lawyer Rana Mudassar to the returning officer/provincial election commissioner in Lahore.

“Imran Khan can’t tolerate criticism,” Rashid had mentioned, reacting to the event as he spoke to media. “I criticise [the government] hence efforts are being made to keep me out of the parliament.”

Rashid had accused the federal government of making ready a pretend ‘demand’ towards him. “To dispose of this fake demand, I am ready to make the payment,” the senior PML-N chief had mentioned.

“You can close the doors on me, but you can’t stop my voice,” he had mentioned, addressing the federal government. “I will appeal against the decision to reject my nomination papers.”

Rashid had alleged that pretend instances towards PML-N leaders have been being made, accusing the federal government of retaining political opponents “away from the field”.

“I did not keep silent then and I will not be silent now,” he had mentioned. “People such as me are like a thorn in their [government’s] side,” he added. 

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