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Former PM Abbasi challenges election tribunal’s verdict of lifetime disqualification

LAHORE: Former prime minister (PM) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday filed an appeal in the Lahore High Court (LHC) against the appellate election tribunal at the Rawalpindi bench’s decision that barred him from contesting from NA-57, Murree.

A day earlier on June 27, the appellate tribunal had disqualified the politician for life for being not honest and sagacious.

The former PM’s plea states that the tribunal surpassed its authority by ordering a lifetime disqualification.

According to the tribunal’s written verdict, Abbasi was “guilty of concealment of facts and withheld information from his voters” in his nomination forms submitted for NA-57 — his home constituency and therefore, he does not meet the requirements under Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution of Pakistan.

“Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is not an honest and Ameen person and after such declaration, declare him as not a qualified person to be elected or chosen as a Member of Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) within the meaning of Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1973,” the verdict had stated.



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