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ECP directs lawyer to submit arguments till 3pm over objections on Gillani's candidacy

ECP directs lawyer to submit arguments till 3pm over objections on Gillani's candidacy
February 17, 2021

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is carrying out scrutiny of PDM joint candidate for Senate elections Yousaf Raza Gillani's nomination papers as the returning officer has directed PTI lawyer Fareed Rehman, who had raised objection over his nomination papers, to present the arguments till 3:00pm.

While talking to the journalists, Yousaf Raza Gillani expressed concerns over extending time to record the arguments and termed it as an unjust behavior. He also said that if the endorser were not with him, the papers would have been rejected

Meanwhile, PML-N senior leader and former premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has alleged ECP of making the Senate elections controversial.

The reactions came after PTI had challenged Yousaf Raza Gillani’s nomination papers submitted for Senate elections. PTI leader Fareed Rehman had accused ex-PM of concealing the facts. Yousaf Raza Gillani had not mentioned his sentence in contempt of court case in his nomination papers, he added.

The PTI member further said that Gillani didn’t fulfill the requirement of Article 62 of the Constitution.