SC upholds PTI candidate Abro’s nomination


The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday binned the plea challenging the nomination papers of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI’s) candidate for Senate elections Saifullah Abro.

An applicant named Shahid Rind had challenged the nomination papers of Abro against the Election Commission of Pakistan tribunal’s decision.

The petitioner in its plea had pleaded with the top court to disqualify PTI candidate Saifullah Abro from contesting the Senate election on the technocrat seat as the latter did not fulfill the criteria to contest the Senate election on a technocrat seat.

The SC while upholding the decision of the tribunal directed the applicant to contact a relevant forum against Saifullah Abro after the Senate elections.

The Sindh High Court earlier had declared PTI candidate Saifullah Abro eligible to contest the Senate election.

The nomination papers of PTI candidates for a technocrat seat for Senate from Sindh were earlier rejected by an appellate tribunal. A high court bench set aside the decision of the election tribunal.—INP


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