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ECP issues Imran’s victory notification from NA-53

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued a notification declaring Imran Khan as triumphant from the Islamabad constituency NA-53. Khan had emerged victorious from NA-53 bagging 92,891 votes against ex-prime minister and PML-N leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi who could only bag 44,314 votes. The ECP published the name of Mr. Khan as candidate returned to the National Assembly as a result of General Election, 2018 from the aforementioned constituency. According to ECP, the notification has been…

After NA-57 blow, Abbasi’s election fate for NA-53 also indecisive

ISLAMABAD: A petition seeking to restrain former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi from contesting the July 25 elections from NA-53 Islamabad was filed in the Islamabad High Court (IHC). Hamdardan-e-Watan Party (HWP) chairman Mian Ghulam Rasool moved the petition in the high court, requesting it to declare the former premier ineligible to contest the polls from NA-53. He contended that Mr. Abbasi has been disqualified under Article 62 (1)(f) of the Constitution for life and questioned how a person disqualified under…

Former PM Abbasi appears before election tribunal

RAWALPINDI: Erstwhile prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi appeared before an election tribunal on Monday for the hearing of an appeal challenging his nomination papers for NA-57 Murree constituency.  Abbasi is contesting on two seats of the National Assembly in the upcoming election on the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz's (PML-N) ticket, from NA-53 and his home constituency of Murree NA-57. However, his nomination papers submitted for the Murree constituency, have been challenged in the Rawalpindi appellate tribunal.…

Nomination papers of Imran, Khaqan and Gulalai for NA-53 rejected

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has rejected the nomination papers of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, PTI chairman Imran Khan and Ayesha Gulalai for NA-53 constituency. According to the ECP, the nomination forms were turned down over violation of Section N of the affidavit, relating to development work a candidate undertook in their constituency. The objection raised by the returning officer stated that the respective candidates failed to…

Imran skips NA-53 scrutiny process

ISLAMABAD: The scrutiny of nomination papers of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan for NA-53 initiated in his absence on Monday. Imran and his counsel, Babar Awan, both skipped the NA-53 scrutiny to appear before the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). On behalf of Babar Awan, advocate Rai Tajamul appeared before returning officers along with all documents of Imran Khan and argued against the reservations of the ECP on the nomination papers of the PTI chief. Advocate Tajamul maintained that his…

Imran’s nomination papers for Islamabad’s NA-53 challenged too

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan’s nomination papers for a National Assembly seat (NA-53) in Islamabad have also been challenged. His nomination papers for two NA seats each in Lahore and Karachi have already been challenged. Pakistan Justice and Democratic Party’s (PJDP) Abdul Wahab Baloch filed objections with the Returning Officer concerned, pointing out the issue of Sitawhite case. He argued that the PTI chief is not eligible to contest the elections as he didn’t meet the criterion laid…