Ishaq Dar moves LHC against rejection of nomination papers for Senate seat

Ishaq Dar moves LHC against rejection of nomination papers for Senate seat
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ISLAMABAD: Former finance minister Ishaq Dar on Thursday moved the Lahore High Court (LHC) against the rejection of his nomination papers by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for Senate elections.
According to details, the appeal was filed in Lahore High Court’s appellate tribunal.
The petition says that returning officer rejected the nomination papers contrary to the facts. Dar has adopted a stance that all the legal requirements for the papers were fulfilled.
The appeal has demanded the court to annul the action of returning officer.
On Monday, Ishaq Dar’s nomination papers for the Senate elections were rejected by Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). He had applied for a technocrat seat from the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).
The returning officer rejected his nomination papers during scrutiny as the counsel for the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf candidate objected that Dar had not submitted an authentic declaration of his assets.
The returning officer ruled that Dar, thus, is not ‘honest’ and ‘truthful’ as per the Constitution.
The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) had nominated Ishaq Dar as its Senate candidate for another three-year term as nine of the PML-N Senators are due to retire next month after completing their terms.
Dar was to contest in the Senate polls over two seats, a general seat and technocrat seat.
At least 52 Senators will retire next month ahead of the Senate elections on March 3. PML-N is likely to gain an overwhelming majority in the upper house of parliament.

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