Nomination papers of former PM Abbasi's rejected from NA-57


Rawalpindi (Web Desk) The appellate election tribunal dismissed on Wednesday former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s nomination papers submitted for NA-57, Murree his home constituency.
The tribunal had on Monday reserved its verdict on an appeal against the acceptance of Abbasi’s nomination papers by the returning officer (RO) and announced it today.
Announcing the decision today, the tribunal head, Lahore High Court Justice Abdul Rehman Lodhi,  accepted all the objections of the petitioner.
Petitioner Masood Ahmed Abbasi had challenged Khaqan Abbasi’s candidature, accusing him of extorting money from the national exchequer. The petitioner had alleged that the candidate, during his tenure as the prime minister, had obtained Rs1 billion from the national kitty and given the amount to his son to perform Umrah.
The election tribunals have until today to decide on the appeals after which the revised list of the candidates will be shared on June 28.


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