PDM candidate Yusuf Raza Gilani’s nomination papers for Senate challenged by PTI

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  • Petition has been filed by PTI chief Fareed Rehman
  • Petitioner claims Yusuf Raza Gilani doesn’t meet requirements of Article 62
  • PTI chief needs former prime minister’s nomination papers to be rejected

ISLAMABAD: The nomination papers of PDM’s joint candidate  Yusuf Raza Gilani for the Senate seat  from Islamabad have  been challenged by the ruling PTI for allegedly hiding “facts”.

PTI chief Fareed Rehman has claimed in his petition that the previous prime minister didn’t point out in his papers that he was convicted by the Supreme Court.

He added that by not mentioning the conviction Gilani doesn’t meet the requirements required of a lawmaker beneath Article 62. He additionally claimed that the candidate was not of “good repute”.

The PTI chief has appealed that the previous prime minister’s nomination papers be rejected.

The PDM had nominated Yusuf Raza Gilani as its consensus candidate from Islamabad. He was proposed as a candidate by former prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf and was seconded by senior PML-N chief and former PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

Gilani, who was the prime minister from 2008 until 2012, was eliminated after he was convicted by the highest court docket.

The SC had handed down a symbolic punishment lasting lower than a minute to Gilani and convicted the previous premier for contempt of court docket.