- ECP rejects Pervaiz Rasheed’s nomination papers on expenses that he has defaulted on funds within the thousands and thousands to the Punjab House
- PML-N chief denies allegations, says will attraction in opposition to the choice
- Rasheed accuses PM Imran Khan of not tolerating criticism
PML-N chief Pervaiz Rasheed’s nomination papers for the upcoming Senate elections have been rejected, Geo News reported on Wednesday.
The former info minister has been accused by the Punjab authorities of defaulting on funds within the thousands and thousands that needed to be made to the Punjab House.
PTI MPA Zainab Omar had filed an objection in opposition to Rasheed by means of her lawyer Rana Mudassar to the returning officer/provincial election commissioner in Lahore.
Speaking to media, Rasheed described the move to reject his nomination papers as a vindictive act on behalf of the federal government.
The PML-N chief accused Prime Minister Imran Khan of not tolerating criticism, including that efforts have been being made to maintain him out of the parliament.
Rasheed accused the federal government of getting ready a faux ‘demand’ in opposition to him. “To dispose off this fake demand, I am ready to make the payment,” mentioned the senior PML-N chief.
The PML-N chief mentioned that he wished to pay the dues to the Punjab House however its administration was not accepting it.
“You can close the doors on me, but you can’t stop my voice,” he mentioned, addressing the federal government. “I will appeal against the decision to reject my nomination papers.”
Rasheed alleged that faux instances in opposition to PML-N leaders have been being made, accusing the federal government of preserving political opponents “away from the field”.
“I did not keep silent then and I will not be silent now,” he mentioned. “People such as me are like a thorn in their [government’s] side,” he added.
Rasheed, different PML-N leaders named in listing issued by Punjab govt for allegedly defaulting on funds
According to the listing, Rasheed and a number of other PML-N leaders, authorities officers and their kinfolk owed a complete quantity exceeding Rs60 million.
As per the listing, Rasheed owed a sum of Rs7.05 million of which Rs0.69 million was owed for his keep in 2011 from January to August and Rs6.four million for his keep between June 2013 and May 2018. The listing additionally talked about the identify of his daughter, Poonam Rasheed, additionally a Senator, who owed Rs2.7 million.
The listing contained the names of former legal professional normal Ashtar Ausaf who needed to pay Rs0.6 million, Khurram Rashid Rs2.2 million and Malik Zulfiqar who was allegedly a defaulter of Rs0.287 million.
Moazzam Ali was to pay Rs2.9 million, Mujahid Sherdil Rs1.287 million, Mustafa Ramday Rs3.952 million and Nabeel Awan Rs2.597 million, in keeping with the listing.
Former minister Anushay Rehman and Zubair Gul have been additionally mentioned to be defaulters of funds amounting within the thousands and thousands.