Tribunal allows Miftah Ismail to contest NA-249 by-election
Miftah Ismaeil allowed to contest NA-249 by-election.
The decision was announced on the petition filed by Insaf Lawyers Forum, challenging the approval of Miftah Ismail’s nomination papers for the election in NA-249.
The plaintiff stated that returning officer (RO) had illegally accepted PML-N leader’s nomination papers despite not fulfilling Article 62 and 63 of the Constitution.
The NA-249 seat was relinquished by PTI’s Faisal Vawda, who had won the seat in the 2018 general election, beating PML-N’s Shehbaz Sharif by a small margin of 723 votes.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had announced to hold the by-election on April 29.
Reporter Bilal Ahmad