PTI challenges nomination papers of PM’s sister before ECP


LAHORE: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Saturday challenged the nomination papers of Prime Minister Shahid Khan Abbasi’s sister Sadia Abbasi for the upcoming Senate elections.

PTI leader Yasmin Rashid and Andleeb Abbas, who is also a candidate for the Senate polls, challenged Sadia’s nomination papers before the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

Andleeb said that Sadia had not submitted the details of her assets, and so, her nomination papers should be rejected.

“She also holds a dual nationality and hence is not eligible for the senate polls.  Furthermore, she has not provided the details in most of the columns of the form. There are no details about her vehicles and the jewellery that she owns. Her foreign visits have also not been mentioned. The ECP should reject her nomination papers. We, on the other hand, have completed all our legal formalities,” she said while adding that the incomplete form of the PM’s sister should be rejected and she should be dismissed as a candidate.

Yasmin Rashid said all the laws in Pakistan were meant for the common people and there was no law to apprehend the elite. Sadia has left her form blank, she said and added that the PM’s sister should not be treated as an elite, but just another candidate for the senate polls.

“She should complete all the legal formalities,” said Yasmin.

Meanwhile, the PTI on Saturday appointed MNA Shafqat Mehmood as the head of the party’s anti-corruption and accountability cell.

According to a notification issued by the PTI Chairman Imran Khan, Shafqat will establish central, provincial and local teams to identify cases of corruption and corrupt practices for further action by the party.