Former PM Abbasi challenges disqualification from Murree

Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday moved the Lahore High Court against the appellate tribunal’s decision restricting him from contesting from NA-57, Murree.

Abbasi has remarked that the appellate tribunal surpassed its authority when it disqualified him for life.

Earlier, on June 27, the appellate tribunal disqualified former prime minister Abbasi for ‘concealing facts and withholding information from voters’ in his nomination papers submitted for NA-57 Murree.

Furthermore, the tribunal stated in its verdict that former premier does not meet the requirements under Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution of Pakistan.

It further stated that Abbasi “is not an honest (Sadiq) and Ameen person and after such declaration, declare him as not a qualified person to be elected or chosen as a Member of Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) within the meaning of Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1973.”

Meanwhile, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Fawad Chaudhry’s nomination papers were rejected from his home constituency of NA-67, Jhelum on Thursday.

He has also moved to Lahore High Court (LHC) against the rejection of his nomination papers from Jehlum. 

Similarly, Chaudhry has said in his appeal that the tribunal’s decision was not based on facts.

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