ECP rejects Dar’s Senate nomination

FILE PHOTO: Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar is seen after a party meeting in Islamabad, Pakistan September 26, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood/File Photo

LAHORE: Ishaq Dar’s nomination papers for the Senate elections were rejected by Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday. He had applied on a technocrat seat from the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).

The returning officer rejected his nomination papers during scrutiny as the counsel for the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf candidate objected that Dar had not submitted an authentic declaration of his assets.

The returning officer ruled that Dar, thus, is not ‘honest’ and ‘truthful’ as per the Constitution.

Moreover, the nomination papers of PML-N’s other technocrat seat candidate, Hafiz Abdul Karim, were also dismissed on Monday.

Meanwhile, scrutiny of nomination papers for provincial seats of Senate, under the supervision of Returning Officer (RO) Zafar Iqbal, is in progress.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has received 34 nomination papers from Punjab, eight from Islamabad, 34 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 28 from Balochistan and 49 from Sindh, and nine from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).


  1. Democratic credentials of Nawaz Sharif and PML-N are out in the open, for all to see for themselves, the real and actual face of this this man. His supporters have every reason to feel ashamed, that is if they have a sense of shame in the first place. Nawaz Sharif has nominated an absconder from justice for the seat a senator. Only technocratic capability he has is money laundering.

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