Abbasi allowed to contest election from NA-53

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Election Tribunal on Tuesday cleared former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to contest the upcoming polls from the NA-53 Islamabad-II constituency.

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The returning officer for Islamabad’s NA-53 constituency had rejected Abbasi’s nomination papers on June 19. According to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), Abbasi did not complete the affidavit of the nomination forms.

PTI chief Imran Khan and Ayesha Gulalai’s nomination papers for the constituency were also rejected on the same grounds.

Justice Moshin Akhtar Kayani, who was hearing the appeal, overruled the returning officer’s verdict.

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