An appellate tribunal of the high court rejected on Monday the applications filed against the acceptance of Kulsoom Nawaz’s nominations papers for the NA-120 by-election.
A two member bench of the tribunal headed by Justice Mamoon Rashid Sheikh heard the arguments of the applicants.
Advocate Ishtiaq Chaudhary and Faisal Mir, the candidates of the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) respectively for the seat, had moved the tribunal against their rival’s papers.
The PAT candidate in his application submitted that the returning officer had accepted the papers ignoring ‘concealed facts’.
He pointed out that Kulsoom’s iqama (UAE work permit) was not mentioned in the papers. Therefore, he added, the papers should be rejected for concealing this fact.