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Nomination papers of former colonel rejected

KASUR: Colonel (R) Muhammad Hashim Dogar’s nomination papers for PP-177 were rejected by a returning officer (RO) because he had been retired for less than three years.

Dogar was due to contest the upcoming general elections on a Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) ticket but was rejected by the RO under Section 60(2)(a) of the Elections Act 2017 and Articles 63 (1xj) and 63 (1)(j) of the constitution.

The articles state that a candidate who was compulsorily retired from service of Pakistan was not qualified to contest the election unless a period of three years had elapsed since his compulsory retirement.

The retired colonel had also violated a section of the Elections Act 2017 pertaining to an affidavit and other documents.



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