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LHC allows Imran Khan to contest NA-108, NA-119 by-polls

The Lahore High Court raised objections to ECP and a PML-N candidate’s appeal against acceptance of PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s nomination papers, allowing him to contest by-polls in NA-108 and NA-118.

On Wednesday, LHC allowed PTI Chairman Imran Khan to run in by-elections in the NA-108 (Faisalabad) and NA-118 (Nankana Sahib) constituencies.

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LHC appellate election tribunal’s Justice Shahid Waheed issued rulings on two different pleas.

The Election Commission of Pakistan on Aug 17 rejected Imran Khan’s nomination for the NA-108 by-poll for “insufficient details regarding his assets”.

According to the ECP statement, “Imran Khan’s nomination papers were not rejected due to signature verification issues. Imran’s nomination papers were rejected due to insufficient details of assets.”

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PML-N candidate from NA-118, Dr. Shezra Mansab Kharal had contested the legitimacy of Imran’s nomination papers for the by-election.

The PTI chairman appealed the election commission’s ruling on Monday through Barrister Ali Zafar.

Imran claimed in his appeal that the returning officer had ignored the law by rejecting them, while also noting that his nomination papers for by-elections in other constituencies had been accepted.

He had pleaded with the tribunal to overturn the RO’s ruling and grant him permission to run in the NA-108 by-election.



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