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PML-N’s Pervaiz Rashid can’t contest Senate ballot, guidelines election tribunal

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PML-N’s Pervaiz Rashid can not contest Senate poll, rules election tribunal

LAHORE: PML-N suffered a set again on Tuesday after an election tribunal rejected former senator Pervaiz Rashid’s enchantment towards the rejection of his nomination papers by a returning officer (RO) for the upcoming Senate elections.

The decision was issued by a single-member bench of Justice Shahid Waheed after the arguments within the case had completed.

Rashid, who spoke to the media following the decision, stated that his legal professionals had advised to him that an enchantment may very well be filed towards the choice however he was “not convinced” to file it.

“Lawyers say it can be appealed, but I am not convinced. I may not move to seek justice for myself,” stated the previous senator.

The PML-N chief stated that in immediately’s verdict he was anticipating the tribunal to direct him to pay the dues to the Punjab Home. He additionally alleged that the Punjab Home administration refused to take cost from him as soon as he went there to pay the dues.

Final week, the PML-N chief had challenged the Election Fee of Pakistan’s (ECP) choice to reject his nomination papers for the upcoming Senate election.

In his enchantment, Rashid said that the RO “unlawfully rejected the nomination papers,” including that he was able to deposit Rs9.5 million to the administration of the Punjab Home as required by the ECP for the aim however he didn’t obtain the associated financial institution particulars.

He had approached the tribunal after his nomination papers had been rejected on allegations that he had defaulted on funds that had been to be made to the Punjab Home.

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

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


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