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LHC dismisses petitions against Kulsoom Nawaz’s candidacy


LAHORE: A three-member bench of the Lahore High Court on Wednesday dismissed petitions challenging the candidature of PML-N candidate Begum Kulsoom Nawaz for NA-120 by-election, by a 2-1 majority vote.

The bench comprising Justice Amin-ud-din Khan, Justice Ibad-ur-Rehman Lodhi and Justice Shahid Jamil Khan heard the petitions filed by PPP candidate Faisal Mir and others.

During the course of proceedings, the petitioners counsel aruged  that neither the returning officer nor the tribunal looked into the details of their objections, including concealment of assets by the PML-N’s candidate.

Begum Kulsoom Nawaz’s counsel opposed the contentions of the petitioners and submitted that baseless allegations were levelled against the acceptance of her nomination papers.

Returning Officer Muhammad Shahid appeared before the bench on being summoned and submitted record.

The returning officer stated that he accepted the nomination papers of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz while keeping in view all the law requirements.

The bench after hearing arguments of all parties dismissed the petitions. – APP

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