NA-133 by-election: PTI candidate announces to not approach SC for disqualification review

Amir Riaz Staff Reporter

25th Nov, 2021. 09:05 pm

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek- e-Insaf leader Jamshed Cheema on Thursday announced to not approach the Supreme Court of Pakistan against the rejection of his and wife’s nomination papers for NA-133 Lahore by-election.

By-polls on this seat are scheduled for December 5.

It may take as many as seven days to go to the Supreme Court. We will not be able to campaign if we wait for the Supreme Court’s judgement, Cheema said in a brief media talk.

He said there are as many as 40,000 bogus votes registered in the constituency and he would work for its elimination.

Read more: PTI candidates approach LHC over rejection of nomination papers for NA-133 by-poll

The Returning Officer had rejected his nomination papers while the Election Tribunal and High Court had upheld the rejection decision. Cheema’s papers were rejected on the reason that his proposer did not belong to the same constituency, a mandatory requirement under election laws.

His wife Musarrat Cheema’s papers were also rejected on the same ground.

The nomination papers of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidates, Jamshed Iqbal Cheema and Musarrat Iqbal Cheema, in NA-133 Lahore, were rejected by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) during a scrutiny process. The PML-N had raised objections on the nomination papers of the PTI leaders, highlighting that their proposers and seconders were not from the constituency. The returning officer reviewed the arguments from both sides and later decided to reject the nomination papers.

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