ECP rejects nomination papers of Farooq Sattar, Musharraf

19 Jun, 2018 3:04 pm

KARACHI/CHITRAL (92 News) – The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday rejected the nomination papers of Muttahida Qaumi Movement–Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Farooq Sattar and All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) chief Pervez Musharraf.

The returning officers (ROs) rejected the nomination papers of Farooq Sattar from the NA-245 constituency. The RO said that Farooq is an absconder in two cases, a fact that he hid from the ECP.

Musharraf’s nomination papers, filed from Chitral for NA-1, were rejected by RO Mohammad Khan. The RO said that the nomination papers of Musharraf was rejected on the basis of Peshawar High Court decision.

General Elections 2018 will be held across Pakistan on July 25. June 19 is the last day of scrutiny of papers. According to the election schedule, appeals against rejection or acceptance of nomination papers can be submitted by June 22. The appeals will be decided by June 27, after which the election regulatory body will share the final list of candidates on June 28.

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