SC rejects petition against PML-N’s Anjum Aqeel candidature


The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a disqualification petition against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s Anjum Aqeel Khan.

The petitioner, who is enlisted voter of NA-54 ICT-III voting demographic where Khan is contesting polls from, had challenged the PML-N candidate nomination. They had stated that the legislator was a defaulter of various institutions. A probe by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against Khan is also in the process since 2011, the applicant had said.

The SC observed that the applicant ought to have raised the complaints before on with the returning officer (RO).

Advising the petitioner to contact the relevant forum after polls, the Supreme Court dismissed the petition, the Supreme Court rejected the appeal.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has set up 216 polling stations with 754 polling booths in ICT-III constituency where a total of 218,795 registered voters can cast the ballot.

PML-N’s Anjum Aqeel will take on PTI’s Asad Umar, who was elected from the capital’s NA-48 constituency in the last general election. Former prime minister Raja Imran Ashraf will also contest from here from a Pakistan Peoples Party ticket as will Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal’s (MMA) Mian Aslam.


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