LHC re­jects pleas against Kal­soom Nawaz’s can­di­da­ture

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LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) full bench has dis­missed the pleas filed against can­di­da­ture of Begum Kal­soom Nawaz for NA-120. Two of three Lahore High Court (LHC) judges hear­ing pleas against Pak­istan Mus­lim League-Nawaz (PML-N) can­di­date in the NA-120 by-poll, Kul­soom Nawaz, have dis­missed pe­ti­tions against her can­di­da­ture.

The three-judge bench was headed by Jus­tice Amin­ud­din Khan and in­cludes Jus­tice Ibadur Rehman Lodhi and Jus­tice Shahid Jamil Khan. Ad­dress­ing the me­dia, PML-N Sen­a­tor Asif Kir­mani said there was no dis­crep­ancy in Kul­soom's nom­i­na­tion pa­pers and as­sets. "All the re­spon­dents failed to pro­vide any ev­i­dence," he added.

On Mon­day, the LHC had is­sued no­tices to the Elec­tion Com­mis­sion of Pak­istan (ECP) and the PMLN can­di­date on three iden­ti­cal pe­ti­tions chal­leng­ing her can­di­da­ture.

The pe­ti­tion was filed by Pak­istan Peo­ples Party's NA-120 can­di­date Faisal Mir, Pak­istan Awami Tehreek's Ad­vo­cate Ish­tiaq Ah­mad Chaudhry and Milli Mus­lim League's Nabeel Shahzad against the de­ci­sions of the NA-120 re­turn­ing of­fi­cer and the elec­tion tri­bunal which had re­jected ob­jec­tions against her nom­i­na­tion pa­pers. The pe­ti­tion­ers' coun­sel had ar­gued that the re­turn­ing of­fi­cer and the elec­tion tri­bunal brushed aside the ob­jec­tions against Kul­soom's can­di­da­ture.

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