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Imran’s nomination papers for Lahore’s NA-131 approved

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan’s nomination papers to contest the elections from a National Assembly constituency (NA-131) in Lahore were approved by the respective returning officer on Tuesday. 

The RO gave his ruling after hearing arguments from both sides – lawyers representing the PTI chief and applicant who raised objections on his papers.

Khan’s nomination papers for NA-235 Bannu, NA-243 Karachi and NA-53 are yet to be approved by the ROs concerned.

Earlier, Pakistan Justice and Democratic Party’s (PJDP) Abdul Wahab Baloch filed objections with the Returning Officers concerned, pointing out the issue of Sita White case.

He argued that the PTI chief is not eligible to contest the elections as he didn’t meet the criterion laid down under articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution.

Earlier, former chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhary, who also heads the PJDP has challenged Khan’s papers on the basis of Sita White case.

In an interview couple of days ago, retired justice Chaudhary, who is now the president of the Pakistan Justice and Democratic Party, claimed that he has evidence to show that Khan has admitted to being the father of Tyrian White while abroad, but denies the same in Pakistan.

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