PML-N’s Pervaiz Rashid cannot contest Senate ballot, rules election tribunal

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LAHORE: PML-N suffered a set again on Tuesday after an election tribunal rejected former senator Pervaiz Rashid’s attraction towards the rejection of his nomination papers by a returning officer (RO) for the upcoming Senate elections.

The verdict was issued by a single-member bench of Justice Shahid Waheed after the arguments within the case had completed.

Rashid, who spoke to the media following the decision, mentioned that his attorneys had advised to him that an attraction might be filed towards the choice however he was “not convinced” to file it.

“Lawyers say it can be appealed, but I am not convinced. I may not move to seek justice for myself,” mentioned the previous senator.

The PML-N chief mentioned that in at the moment’s verdict he was anticipating the tribunal to direct him to pay the dues to the Punjab House. He additionally alleged that the Punjab House administration refused to take cost from him as soon as he went there to pay the dues.

Last week, the PML-N chief had challenged the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) resolution to reject his nomination papers for the upcoming Senate election.

In his attraction, Rashid acknowledged that the RO “unlawfully rejected the nomination papers,” including that he was able to deposit Rs9.5 million to the administration of the Punjab House as required by the ECP for the aim however he didn’t obtain the associated financial institution particulars.

He had approached the tribunal after his nomination papers had been rejected on allegations that he had defaulted on funds that had been to be made to the Punjab House.

PTI MPA Zainab Omar had filed an objection towards Rashid by her lawyer Rana Mudassar to the returning officer/provincial election commissioner in Lahore.

The provincial authorities had launched a listing of individuals in 2018 who had not cleared their payments for staying and taking meals on the Punjab House. Rashid was amongst those that had been named within the record.

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