PTI’s Balochistan president Yar Muhammad Rind barred from contesting election

QUETTA: On Tuesday, the Balochistan High Court  disqualified Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) provincial president Yar Muhammad Rind from contesting the 2018 General Election.

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A two-member bench of the BHC declared the PTI Balochistan president ineligible to contest the election scheduled for July 25.

Rind had submitted a plea before the BHC after the election tribunal upheld a retiring officer’s decision to disqualify him on the grounds that he possessed a fake degree and had murder cases against him.

During the hearing, the BHC declared that the decision by the RO and appellate tribunal would stand and rejected his plea seeking permission to contest election from PB-17 and NA-260 Kachi/Jhal Magsi.

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