Tribunal allows Imran Khan to contest election from NA-95
LAHORE (92 News) – An appellate tribunal on Monday rejected the decision of the returning officer (RO) and allowed to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan to contest election from NA-95.
Appellate tribunal judge Justice Faisal Zaman Khan heard Imran’s appeal in which he pleaded that the tribunal should reject the decision of the returning officer (RO) to reject his nomination papers.
During the hearing, Imran’s counsel Babar Awan argued, “My client has declared all his assets.” “The RO rejected Imran’s nomination papers on technical grounds,” he added.
“The RO while rejecting the PTI chairman’s nomination papers alleged that the affidavit was not submitted on time and that the worth of all of his assets was not mentioned,” Awan further said. Imran’s counsel requested the tribunal to declare the RO’s decision null and void.
However, lawyer Jahandad Khan told the court, “The oath commissioner has not attested Imran’s affidavit.” “Imran’s signatures are different on every page,” Jahandad further stated. Rejection the decision of the RO, tribunal allowed Imran to contest the upcoming election from NA-95.
On Saturday, the appellate tribunal issued a notice to the returning officer and other parties after Imran’s nomination papers were rejected from NA-95 Mianwali constituency. The PTI chairman had submitted nominations from National Assembly constituencies in Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, Bannu and Mianwali.
Imran’s candidacy was rejected from NA-53 (Islamabad) and NA-95 (Mianwali).