SC permits PTI Balochistan president Yar Muhammad Rind to contest elections

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, the Supreme Court permitted Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Balochistan president Yar Muhammad Rind to contest the 2018 General Election.

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Setting aside the Balochistan High Court’s (BHC) decision disqualifying rind from the poll run, the top court directed the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to issue an electoral symbol to the PTI candidate.

A two-judge bench of the apex court heard Rind’s plea against the BHC’s decision to disqualify him on the grounds that he possessed a fake degree and had a murder case against him.

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