Tribunal allows Miftah Ismail to contest NA-249 by-election

By: News Desk      Published: 02:33 PM, 2 Apr, 2021
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Miftah Ismaeil allowed to contest NA-249 by-election.

An election tribunal of the Sindh High Court (SHC) has declared PML-N candidate Miftah Ismail eligible for contesting the NA-249 by-election in Karachi, reported 23NewsHD TV channel.

The tribunal on Friday dismissed the petition seeking disqualification of Miftah Ismail and allowed him to contest by-election in NA-249 constituency. 

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