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PTI candidate NA-133 approaches LHC against papers cancellation order

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s candidate for NA-133, Lahore’s by-poll Jamshed Cheema and his wife Musarat Cheema being a covering candidate, have approached the Lahore High Court against the rejection of their nomination papers by the returning officer (RO) and an election tribunal.

They had also asked to suspend the schedule for the by-election on December 5, till final decision of the case.

The RO had rejected their nomination papers on the basis that their proposer was not a register voter of the constituency.

They challenged the decision before the election tribunal, which also dismissed their appeal on November 5 and upheld the RO decision.

The PML-N’s voters had challenged the nomination papers of the PTI’s candidates saying proposer Bilal Hussain was not qualified to subscribe the papers of the spouse under the Elections Act, 2017. T

They pointed out that the proposer didn’t live in the same constituency that was why their nomination papers were rejected.

Lahore’s constituency had fallen vacant due to the death of PML-N’s MNA Pervez Malik.Ends/

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