LHC rejects pleea against Imran’s move to run for nine seats

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Justice Shahid Jamil Khan of the Lahore High Court (LHC) dismissed on Thursday a petition challenging former prime minister Imran Khan’s decision to contest by-elections on all nine vacant seats of the National Assembly.

As the proceedings commenced, Justice Khan asked whether the nomination papers had been submitted to the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) office, to this the counsel representing the petitioner argued that PTI chief Imran Khan had not submitted his nomination papers yet.

The court remarked that the matter at hand was “immature”, adding that the petitioner should wait until the submission of the nomination papers and then file his objection with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) first and then approach the courts.

The petitioner’s counsel, after observing the court’s vision, decided to withdraw the petition. Subsequently, Justice Khan dismissed the petition after the counsel withdrew it.

 

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