Verdict allowing Ishaq Dar to contest Senate polls challenged in SC

09 Mar, 2018 12:20 pm

LAHORE (92 News) – The decision allowing former finance minister Ishaq Dar to contest Senate elections has been challenged in the Supreme Court on Friday.

The petition was filed by Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) leader Nawabzada Nawazish Ali Peerzada challenging the Lahore High Court’s decision.

On March 2, the LHC had rejected a plea seeking to cancel candidacy of former finance minister Ishaq Dar for Senate elections and allowed him to contest the polls.

A two-member full bench conducted hearing on Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Nawabzada Nawazish Ali‘s plea during which, the petitioner said that Dar is a proclaimed accused in Panama Leaks case due to which he cannot participate in the elections.

The claimant had requested the court to annul the verdict of allowing former minister to contest Senate polls.

Subsequently, the court dismissed the plea and upheld its decision.




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