RAWALPINDI: Estranged PML-N leader and former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan’s nomination papers for NA-59 Rawalpindi were challenged on Tuesday.
As the process of scrutiny of nomination papers submitted by-election candidates is underway, an application challenging the candidacy of Nisar for an NA seat has been filed with the relevant returning officer.
It has been argued that the former federal minister was involved in an attack on a court. He, therefore, is ineligible to contest the upcoming general elections.
Nisar has submitted his nominations papers to a returning officer at the Rawalpindi office of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for NA-59 Rawalpindi, NA-63 Taxila and Punjab Assembly’s PP-10 and PP-12.