Imran, Khaqan and Gulalai’s nomination papers rejected for NA-53
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The returning officer (RO) has rejected the nomination papers of PTI Chairman Imran Khan, former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Sardar Mehtab Abbasi as well as of Ayesha Gulalai for the NA-53 constituency of Islamabad.
As per details garnered, their papers have been rejected due to incomplete affidavit. The returning officer said that the candidates failed to fill the affidavit as per the requirements. The allegations leveled against the four candidates were also rejected by the returning officer.
The candidates have vowed to challenge the decision in the election tribunal tomorrow (Wednesday). Moreover, the RO also rejected the objections raised against Imran’s candidacy for being incomplete.
Earlier this month, Imran’s nomination papers for NA-53 constituency in Islamabad were challenged by Pakistan Justice and Democratic Party candidate Abdul Wahab Baloch, who contended that the PTI chief did not fulfill the criterion under articles 62 and 63 on the issue of Sita White and her daughter Tyrian.
Imran’s legal counsel Babar Awan appeared before the returning officer today and presented his arguments over the objections to the PTI chief’s candidacy. Awan remarked that they rejected the objections against Imran seven times in the written reply submitted to the ECP a day ago, adding that all the objections were based on falsehood.
The RO said that the candidates failed to fill the affidavit as per the requirements.