A returning officer on Tuesday rejected nomination papers filed by Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Farooq Sattar for Karachi’s NA-245 constituency.
The RO rejected his papers for concealing two cases in his papers in which he has been declared an absconder.
Earlier, Sattar had said he is submitting nomination papers from NA-241, NA-245, and NA-247.
Denying that he ever talked about boycotting the July 25 elections, he said the party is not being given a free political environment to contest the polls.
On June 11, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) declared Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui as convener of Mutahidda Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) in a jolt to Sattar.