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Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday rejected a plea demanding to cancel candidacy of former finance minister Ishaq Dar for Senate elections and allowed him to contest the polls.

A two-member full bench conducted hearing on Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Nawabzada Nawazish Ali‘s plea during which, the petitioner said that Dar is a proclaimed accused in Panama Leaks case due to which he cannot participate in the elections.

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The claimant requested the court to annul the verdict of allowing the former minister to contest Senate polls.

Subsequently, the court dismissed the plea and upheld its decision.

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