LAHORE - An election tribunal of the Lahore High Court could not take up the petition against victory of Prime Minister Imran Khan in July 25 general elections from NA-95, Mianwali as head of the tribunal was in Multan here on Friday. The tribunal head Justice Shahid Waheed while hearing the matter on previous hearing had sought arguments on maintainability of the petition.  Abdul Wahab of Pakistan Justice & Democratic Party, a runner-up candidate from NA-95, had challenged the election of Khan accusing him of concealing mandatory details mainly about his sons and ‘daughter’ in the nomination papers.

The petitioner moved the petition through his counsel Mobeenuddin Qazi, arguing that under section 60(2)(d) of Election Act, 2017 a candidate had to furnish a statement of his assets and liabilities and of his spouse and dependent children. However, he said, Mr Khan failed to disclose detailed of properties owned by his wife, two sons and ‘daughter’ Tyrian White. 

The petitioner stated that the respondent had not made truthful declaration in nomination papers as well as in affidavit to the effect that Tyrian White was his daughter.

He said that the respondent was not qualified rather disqualified under Article 62(1)(d), (e) and (f) and Article 63(1) (o) & (p) of the Constitution. He prayed to the tribunal that the election of Khan as returned candidate be declared as void and the nomination of the respondent was also invalid.