Lahore: In a serious blow to former prime minister Imran Khan, Pakistan’s prime ballot physique on Saturday rejected his nomination papers for 2 nationwide meeting seats in Punjab province forward of the February 8 common elections. “The returning officers of the Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP) have rejected Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder Imran Khan’s nomination papers for 2 nationwide meeting seats – Lahore (NA 122) and Mianwali (NA-89),” the workplace of the Returning Officer, Lahore, stated right here.
In addition to the principle cause that Khan was convicted within the Toshakhana case, objections have been raised towards his nomination papers because the proposer and seconder for the PTI’s founder didn’t belong to the respective constituencies.
Though Khan’s sentence was suspended by the Islamabad Excessive Court docket, his disqualification nonetheless stands, the ROs have been advised. “The objections, raised by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) Mian Naseer, had referred to Khan’s five-year disqualification within the Toshakhana case whereby the electoral physique had discovered him responsible of corrupt practices,” Geo Information reported.
Khan, 71, and his senior occasion colleague and former overseas minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi have been going through a number of circumstances and arrests for the reason that Might 9 riots with each Khan and Qureshi incarcerated on the Adiala jail in Rawalpindi.
The Geo Information report additional stated that the ECP additionally rejected Qureshi’s nomination papers from Multan’s two seats (NA-150 and PP-218), and Tharparkar’s seat (NA-214). Former federal minister and PTI chief Hammad Azhar’s nomination papers too have been rejected from his seat (PP-172).