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SHC allows PPP's Palwasha Khan to contest Senate elections

SHC allows PPP's Palwasha Khan to contest Senate elections
March 1, 2021

KARACHI (92 News) - The Sindh High Court (SHC) has allowed PPP candidate Palwasha Khan to contest Senate elections on Monday.

A two-judge bench of the SHC, comprising Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar and Justice Amjad Ali Sahito, heard the appeal against the nomination papers of Palwasha Khan’s.

The SHC dismissed an appeal challenging the acceptance of Palwasha Khan’s nomination papers for the coming Senate elections.

During the hearing, the appellant’s lawyer Aqib Rajpar contended before the court that the PPP candidate got her vote transferred to Karachi through forgery to contest the Senate polls from Sindh.

At this, the court observed that there exits law that allows vote transfer. “How a person could be disqualified through a writ petition?” asked the bench. “How did vote transfer from Punjab to Sindh violate the law?”

“This court is not an appellate tribunal to examine documents,” Justice Mazhar observed.

Earlier, on Feb 22, an election tribunal had rejected a plea against the acceptance of Palwasha Khan’s nomination papers for the upcoming Senate elections. Subsequently, an appeal challenging the tribunal’s verdict was filed before the SHC.