ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s nomination papers from the NA-57 constituency were challenged in the Supreme Court on Thursday.
The petition by Masood Ahmed Abbasi was moved to the top court against the approval of the former premier’s nomination papers ahead of the polls on the basis of ‘misstated facts’ in his nomination papers.
“Lahore High Court’s decision should be declared void and Abbasi should not be allowed to contest in the upcoming polls,” the petitioner requested.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar ordered that a bench be constituted on Ahmed Abbasi’s petition.
Earlier, Abbasi was allowed to contest from his home constituency of NA-57 by LHC.
A two-member bench headed by Justice Mazahir Ali Naqvi had accepted Abbasi’s appeal against the appellate tribunal’s decision of rejecting his nomination papers and disqualifying him for life.
The divisional bench of the LHC had dismissed the tribunal’s order against Abbasi.