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158 candidates file papers for by-polls in KP

PESHAWAR: More than 150 assembly aspirants have filed their nomination papers for by-elections on one National Assembly seat and nine seats of the provincial assembly in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Spokesperson of the Election Commission Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sohail Ahmed on Saturday said that 14 candidates have submitted their nomination papers for one National Assembly seat, NA-53, Bannu. Similarly, 144 candidates have submitted nomination papers for nine vacant seats of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly. The seats where…

Last day to submit Presidential nomination papers

ISLAMABAD: Deadline to submit the nomination papers for the upcoming presidential elections falls today (Monday). The candidates were asked by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to file their nomination papers with presiding officers in Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, and Quetta till 12 noon of 27th August.  A thorough scrutiny of the nomination papers will be conducted by the ECP on Wednesday in Islamabad.  The deadline to withdraw nomination papers is set for Thursday, August 30 after which the final…

Monday last day for submission of nomination papers for presidential poll

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has asked the contestants of presidential election to submit their nomination papers to presiding officers by Monday. The candidates can file their nomination papers with presiding officers in Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar and Quetta up to 12 noon. The chief election commissioner would conduct the scrutiny of nomination papers in Islamabad on Wednesday at 10:00 am. Read More: Three FATA senators join PTI ahead of presidential elections Polling for election…

PTI’s Asad Qaiser files nomination papers for NA Speaker

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Asad Qaiser has submitted his nomination papers for the slot of Speaker of the National Assembly in the assembly secretariat. The joint opposition’s candidate, Syed Kursheed Shah, has also obtained nomination papers to contest the election of NA Speaker office. Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl chief Maulana Fazl’s son Asad Mehmood has got the papers for the slot of NA Deputy Speaker. Nomination papers can be received by 12:00pm today. The election of Speaker and Deputy…

LHC allows ex-minister Saira Tarar to contest election

LAHORE: A two-judge bench of the Lahore High Court on Friday dismissed an election petition challenging acceptance of nomination papers of former state minister Saira Afzal Tarar.  The bench dismissed the petition for being non-maintainable and upheld the verdict of a LHC tribunal to allow Ms Tarar to contest general election. The petitioner alleged that the former minister concealed details of her properties in nomination papers. She neither disclosed the details of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) cases…

Nomination papers reveal second marriage of over 50 politicians

ISLAMABAD: The declaration of assets and other belongings of political leaders kept making headlines for one reason or the other, but nomination papers of over some 50 bigwigs have also revealed their second marriages, which were under wraps till now. The polygamous politicians include many prominent figures who had remained mum over their second marriages. According to reports, these renowned political figures include former Chief Minister of Punjab Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shehbaz, as well as former Railways…

PPP, PTI team up to defeat Maulana Fazl’s son in NA-37

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: PPP leader Faisal Karim Kundi withdrew his nomination papers in favour of a Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate on NA-37 Dera Ismail Khan.  Mr. Kundi, a PPP ticket holder, had submitted his papers to contest on a National Assembly seat (NA-37) in DI Khan, but later decided to step aside from the electoral contest, withdrawing his candidature. The PPP leader said he withdrew from election race for the benefit of PTI candidate Habibullah Kundi to give a tough contest to Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F)…

Imran gets go-ahead to contest polls from Islamabad’s NA-53

ISLAMABAD: An appellate tribunal of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday cleared PTI chief Imran Khan to contest general elections from NA-53 Islamabad.  Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani, who was presiding over the tribunal, allowed Mr. Khan to contest the polls from this constituency after he appeared before him and provided necessary details which he had omitted in his affidavit submitted with the papers earlier. On June 19, the Returning Officer concerned had rejected the nomination papers of the PTI chief on the…

Deadline set for tribunals to decide appeals ends today

ISLAMABAD: The deadline set for Appellate Tribunals to decide appeals against rejection or acceptance of nomination papers of election candidates for the national and provincial assemblies’ seats is ending on Wednesday (today).  The polling for general elections in Pakistan is scheduled to be held on July 25. According to the schedule for the general elections, the appellate tribunals are required to dispose off appeals for nomination papers by June 27. The election commission will publish the revised list of…

Ex-PM, Ayesha Gulalai, Mehtab Abbasi cleared to contest polls

ISLAMABAD: An appellate tribunal in Islamabad on Tuesday set aside a ruling of the returning officer concerned to reject nomination papers of former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for NA-53 Islamabad, allowing him to contest the July 25 polls. The Appellate Tribunal comprising Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani gave this verdict on an appeal filed by the PML-N stalwart challenging the RO verdict of rejecting his nomination papers. On June 19, the RO rejected the former premier’s nomination papers on the ground that he…