Time Ends to Decide Appeals Against ROs Decisions by Tribunals

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The Appellate Tribunals have decided all the appeals against acceptance or rejection of nomination papers by Returning Officers for the National and provincial assemblies’ seats on last day of the given deadline.

The revised list of candidates will be published tomorrow, Thursday.

The candidates can withdraw their nomination papers by 29th June. The ECP will allot election symbols to the candidates on 30th June.

Six tribunals were established in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, eight in Punjab, four in Sindh, two in Balochistan and one in Islamabad.

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The appeals have been decided by appellate tribunals today on June 27, while the revised list of candidates will be published by June 28.

According to Election Commission, a total of 21,482 nomination papers have been filed across the country for national and provincial assemblies.

As many as 6063 candidates are contesting for 342 seats of the National Assembly while 15419 nomination papers have been filed for the provincial assemblies seats. On the last day in an unprecedented decision, election tribunal in Rawalpindi disqualified former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi from contesting the upcoming elections declaring that he is not Sadiq (truthful) and Ameen (trustworthy).

A single-judge bench, in its written order, noted that Abbasi was “guilty of concealment of facts and withholding of complete information from his voters”.

In Karachi, Election Tribunal has rejected nomination papers of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Sindh President Nisar Khuhro for concealing 166 acres of land and not declaring a wife and daughter.

The nomination papers of Khuhro were rejected from PS-11 Larkana 2 for forging and concealing information.

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Originally Posted on Abbtak TV

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