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Fawad gets SC nod to contest from NA-67

ISLAMABAD: A bench of the Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) information secretary Fawad Chaudhry to contest election from NA-67, Jhelum. The apex court dismissed an election petition challenging the ruling of the Lahore High Court that gave the go-ahead to the PTI leader to take part in the electoral fray. Rival candidate Syed Gohar Haider took Mr. Chaudhry to the top court, challenging his eligibility to contest the election. Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed during the hearing remarked that the…

PTI’s Fawad Chaudhry out of election race

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Information Secretary Fawad Chaudhry suffered a setback on Wednesday when an appellate tribunal rejected his nomination papers for NA-67 Jhelum. The tribunal allowed an appeal filed by Justice and Democratic Party’s Fakhar Abbas Kazmi challenging a returning officer’s decision to accept the papers of the PTI leader. The appellant alleged that Mr. Chaudhry did not pay tax on agricultural holdings and that his name on computarised national identity card was Fawad Ahmed. He…