Supreme Court clears ex-minister to contest election
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday declared former state minister and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Saira Afzal Tarar eligible to contest the July 26 election from the National Assembly constituency NA-87 Hafizabad.
A bench of the top court dismissed an appeal challenging the PML-N candidate’s eligibility to take part in the election for allegedly concealing details of her bank accounts in her nomination papers.
The petitioner approached the Supreme Court, appealing against the Lahore High Court verdict that allowed Ms Tarar to run for a national assembly seat in Hafizabad (NA-87).
The LHC had earlier dismissed an election petition challenging the acceptance of nomination papers of the PML-N candidate.