ISLAMABAD: In a last-ditch attempt, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) candidate Faisal Mir has gone to the Supreme Court challenging the verdict of a larger bench of the Lahore High Court that rejected his and other parties’ petitions challenging Begum Kulsoom Nawaz’s candidacy for NA-120 by-election.
The PPP candidate filed on Friday an appeal in the apex court requesting it to declare the verdict of LHC as illegal and unconstitutional and restrain the PML-N’s candidate Kulsoom Nawaz from contesting the by-election.
He has further requested the court to grant an injunction, staying the by-poll in NA-120 until his appeal is decided.
Earlier on Sept 13, a three-judge larger bench of the LHC had dismissed all petitions challenging the acceptance of Kulsoom Nawaz’s nomination papers for the by-election in NA-120 constituency.
The bench comprising Justice Qazi Ameenuddin, Ubaidur Rehman Lodhi, and Shahid Jameel rejected the petitions filed by Pakistan Peoples Party’s candidate Faisal Mir, Pakistan Awami Tehreek leader Ishtiaq Chaudhry and two others.
The petitioners stated that the Pakistan Muslim League-N candidate had kept secret the facts about Iqama and shares in companies. She did inform about holding of Iqama but did not mention the earning through it and details of bank accounts, they said.