Elections 2018: Imran Khan Appeals Against Rejection of NA-53 Nomination

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PTI Chief Imran Khan has appealed against the rejection of his candidacy from NA-53 Islamabad for elections 2018.

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf had submitted nomination papers from NA-53 Islamabad for the elections 2018. During the scrutiny, however; the papers were rejected by the returning officer. The RO had rejected the nomination due to failing to fill affidavit properly that was attached to nomination papers.

RO also rejected candidacy of Ayesha Gulalai, former premier Khaqan Abbasi and PML-N leader Mehtab Abbasi along with Imran Khan.


After the rejection on Tuesday, Imran Khan has appealed in appellate tribunal against the rejection of his nomination.

The petition that Imran Khan has filed states that returning officer’s decision is unconstitutional.

ECP has concluded the scrutiny process of nomination papers submitted by candidates on Tuesday. Starting today, candidates can file appeals against acceptance and rejection of nominations of candidates.

The appeals can be filed till 22nd June after which ECP has instructed appellate tribunal to decide the cases by 27th.

The last date to withdraw candidacy for general elections will be 29th of June. After which on the 30th electoral symbols will be allocated to parties. Final list of candidates is to be published on the same day as well.

ECP has also decided to post the details of the assets of candidates online for public view.

General Elections 2018 are scheduled to be on 25th of July 2018.

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