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The Balochistan High Court (BHC) on Tuesday ruled that the provincial president of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind, is not eligible to contest the July 25 elections.

An appellate tribunal and returning officer (RO) had rejected Rind’s nomination papers for submitting a fake degree and being nominated in several first information reports (FIRs) in murder and kidnapping cases.

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Announcing the verdict, a divisional bench of the BHC, comprising Justice Naeem Akhtar Afghan and Justice Nazeer Langove, upheld the RO and tribunal’s decisions that had rendered him disqualified.

Advocate Sardar Latif Khosa and others had argued on behalf on Sardar Rind.

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