A petition, seeking the disqualification of the former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani’s candidature in the upcoming election was dismissed by the Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday.

The petition, which stated that Gilani should be disqualified from contesting the up-coming general elections because his wife had written off loans, was heard by a two-member bench of the SC, headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) candidate for NA-105 Faisalabad Rana Asif was also permitted to contest the election, but, according to the notification, if Asif wins the election, his eligibility would be conditional with the apex court’s order. “Asif had concealed his wife’s assets in the nomination papers,” the court said.

The SC also disqualified PML-N candidate for NA-145, Rana Zahid Hussain, and independent candidate for PP from Pakpattan, Javed Akhtar, from contesting the election. PTI candidate for BP-13 Faiq Jamali was also disqualified from the race.