ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a petition seeking to restrain former premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi from contesting the July 25 polls from NA-57, Rawalpindi. 

Headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, a bench of the apex court allowed Mr. Abbasi to contest the poll from the Rawalpindi’s national assembly constituency.

A voter, Masood Ahmed, petitioned the court, challenging nomination papers of the former premier.

The chief justice censured the petitioner, saying he wasted the court’s time. He asked the petitioner if he was contesting the election. To which, he responded he was a voter.

On July 06, the Lahore High Court set aside a decision of an appellate tribunal whereby former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was disqualified for life for not being Sadiq (truthful) and Ameen (honest) under Article 62 of the Constitution.

A division bench headed by Justice Sayyed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi gave this order on a petition filed by the former prime minister challenging his disqualification to contest general election.

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