Abbasi’s papers challenged in Supreme Court

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Staff Report
ISLAMABAD
Former Prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s nomination papers were challenged in the Supreme Court on Thursday.
Petitioner Masood Ahmed moved the top court against the approval of the former premier’s nomination papers from NA-57, for the upcoming general elections.
Ahmed upheld that the former PM “misstated facts” in his nomination papers.
The decision of Lahore High Court (LHC) should be declared void and Abbasi should not be allowed to contest in the upcoming polls, the petitioner said while requesting the apex court.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar ordered constituting a bench after Masood Ahmed filed the petition.
LHC had allowed Abbasi to contest the elections this year from his home constituency of NA-57, Rawalpindi, on July 29.
A two-member bench headed by Justice Mazahir Ali Naqvi had accepted Abbasi’s appeal against the appellate tribunal’s decision of rejecting his nomination papers and disqualifying him for life.
The divisional bench of the LHC had dismissed the tribunal’s order against Abbasi.

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