Tribunal upholds Pervaiz Rashid’s disqualification from Senate election

PML-N candidate says consulting legal team will fine petition in high court

By: News Desk      Published: 11:35 AM, 23 Feb, 2021
Tribunal upholds Pervaiz Rashid’s disqualification from Senate election

An election tribunal in Lahore on Tuesday rejected an appeal filed by PML-N candidate Pervaiz Rashid against his disqualification from contesting the Senate elections, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Talking to newsmen after the tribunal’s verdict, Pervaiz Rashid said he was consulting his legal team and after consultations, they will decide to file a writ petition in Lahore High Court against the decision of the election tribunal which was headed by Justice Shahid Waheed.

During the hearing on Pervaiz Rashid‘s appeal against the rejection of his nomination papers, the PML-N candidate said that he is ready to pay the due amount to eliminate the objections raised by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). He also requested the court to annul the decision of returning officer regarding the rejection of his nomination papers for the Senate polls.

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Previously, Election Tribunal had approved the petition of Pervaiz Rashid for hearing. The PML-N leader’s lawyer Azam Nazir Tarar adopted the stance that returning officer had rejected his client’s nomination papers for Senate elections.

Pervaiz Rashid was issued photocopy notices from Punjab House to pay dues. However, my client tried to pay them but the concerned authorities didn’t accept it, he said.

Responding to the counsel’s argument, Justice Shahid Waheed asked why the dues were not paid on time over which, the lawyer said that as per Supreme Court’s (SC) decisions this money can be paid at any time.

After Tuesday’s verdict, Pervaiz Rashid said many faces will expose in his case as they were exposed in the Daska by-election.

“In the case of paying dues I had approached even the Supreme Court and until the apex court gives its ruling the money is not my responsibility,” he elaborated.