Lahore High Court (LHC) allowed leader of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to contest elections from NA-57 Murree.   

A two-member bench headed by Justice Mazahir Ali Naqvi accepted Abbasi's appeal against the appellate tribunal's decision of rejecting his nomination papers and disqualifying him for life. 

Former prime minister Pakistan and leader of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N), Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, reached the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday for the hearing of his appeal against his disqualification from NA-57 Murree by election tribunal. 

Earlier, on June 28, 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."