ISLAMABAD: An appellate tribunal of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday cleared PTI chief Imran Khan to contest general elections from NA-53 Islamabad.
Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani, who was presiding over the tribunal, allowed Mr. Khan to contest the polls from this constituency after he appeared before him and provided necessary details which he had omitted in his affidavit submitted with the papers earlier.
On June 19, the Returning Officer concerned had rejected the nomination papers of the PTI chief on the ground that he submitted incomplete affidavits and didn’t fill up its clause N.
Subsequently, Mr. Khan filed an appeal, requesting the tribunal to set aside the RO verdict and allow him to contest the elections from NA-53.
In response to the appellate tribunal’s summons, he appeared and filled up the clause N of the affidavit in front of the presiding officer today.
In the clause, which requires election candidates to highlight their services to their respective constituencies, the PTI chief pointed out that he set up the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital, Namal College and spread awareness among the public about their constitutional rights.
A day earlier, the tribunal accepted appeals of former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Ayesha Gulalai, and former governor KP Sardar Mehtab Abbasi against rejection of their nomination papers and allowed them to contest elections from NA-53 constituency.
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