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Imran khan & Qureshi’s papers rejected

Appeals against the acceptance or rejection of nomination papers can be submitted until January 3, with decisions on these appeals expected by January 10.

Imran khan & Qureshi’s papers rejected

On Saturday, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) dismissed the nomination papers of the founder of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) for two National Assembly constituencies – NA 122 (Lahore) and NA-89 (Mianwali). The returning officer (RO) stated that the PTI founder had been convicted, leading to the rejection of the former prime minister’s nomination papers.

Mian Naseer of PML-N raised objections to Imran Khan’s nomination papers, citing that the individuals supporting and proposing him were not from NA-122, a legal requirement. Additionally, he emphasized that Imran Khan, running in the NA-122 constituency, was a convicted individual and, consequently, ineligible to participate in the polls.

Meanwhile, the nomination papers of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) vice chairman and former foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi were rejected for NA 151 (Multan) and NA 214 (Tharparkar). The returning officer pointed out the absence of a No Dues Certificate in Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s nomination papers as the reason for rejection. The nomination papers of 21 other candidates from NA 151 were approved.

Dar family’s papers also rejected 

In another instance, the nomination papers of the Dar family, representing PTI leader Usman Dar, were rejected for the National Assembly constituency NA-71 in Sialkot. Usman Dar’s mother and sister-in-law submitted their nomination papers for the 2024 general elections, but these were rejected on Saturday. The returning officer cited non-payment of social security dues and non-disclosure of assets as the reasons for rejection. 

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The scrutiny of nomination papers for the 2024 general elections will continue until December 30. Appeals against the acceptance or rejection of nomination papers can be submitted until January 3, with decisions on these appeals expected by January 10. The list of candidates will be displayed on January 11, and withdrawals can be made until January 12. Electoral symbols will be allotted on January 13, and the general elections are scheduled for February 8.