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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.

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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.

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