By-election to NA-133 Lahore PTI to challenge rejection of Cheema’s nomination

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The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has decided to move the election appellate tribunal to challenge the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) decision regarding rejection of the nomination papers of Jamshed Iqbal Cheema and Musarrat Iqbal Cheema, for by-election to NA-133.

PTI Senator Aijaz Chaudhry said that the appeal will be filed in the tribunal, expressing his hope that a decision will be ruled out in the party’s favour.

“I’m 50 percent sure that the tribunal will rule in Cheema’s favour as the mistake is minor,” he was quoted as saying.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is set to hold the by-election to the NA-133 constituency on December 5. Earlier, the nomination papers of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) candidates – Jamshed Iqbal Cheema and Musarrat Iqbal Cheema for by-election to NA-133 Lahore, were rejected by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) during the scrutiny process.

The PML-N had raised objections on the nomination papers of the PTI leaders, highlighting that their proposers and seconders were not from the constituency.

The returning officer reviewed the arguments from both sides for an hour and later decided on rejection of the nomination papers.

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