LAHORE: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday has rejected nomination papers of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Pervaiz Rashid, submitted for the upcoming Senate elections.

Pervaiz Rashid had filed his nomination papers for general seat. According to the ECP decision available to the media, objection on the nomination papers is because Pervaiz Rashid was the defaulter of Punjab House.

PML N leader while talking to the media said, “Fake demand was made against me. Imran Khan cannot tolerated the criticism. I criticize so they tried to keep me out of the house”.

I will appeal against rejection of nomination papers, he further said.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Wednesday has challenged the nomination papers of PML N leader.

The objections were filed by PTI MPA Zainab Omar through her lawyer Rana Mudassar, to the returning officer/provincial election commissioner in Lahore.

The filed petition contended that Rashid submitted nomination papers for the general seat, whereas the affidavit he submitted was for the seat of technocrat.

The petitioner termed the action as self-contrary, concealment, fraudulent and improper thus, arguing that Rashid was not qualified for contesting the Senate election.

After the objections, the Election Commission of Pakistan has delayed the scrutiny of Rashid’s nomination papers and has summoned him for answers over the objections today.


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