Imran Khan’s nomination papers for NA-243 marred by controversy


KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s nomination papers filed from NA-243 Karachi on Tuesday.

The PTI chairman will be facing Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) Saad Rafique in NA-131 Lahore. Khan has submitted nominations from National Assembly constituencies in Karachi, Islamabad, Peshawar, and Mianwali.

Former chief justice of Pakistan, Iftikhar Chaudhry had claimed a few days earlier that he would challenge Imran for violating Article 62 (1)(f) of the Constitution since Imran had not revealed he had a daughter–Tyrian White–in his nomination papers.

The request led to the scrutiny of Imran’s papers being delayed till the 19th of June, which is the last day of the process.

Appeals will then be filed against the decisions of the returning officers until the 22nd of June, with verdicts on the appeals set to be announced on the 27th of June.

The ECP will issue the revised list of candidates on the 28th of June.

Candidates will then receive electoral symbols on the 30th of June, with general elections slated to be held on the 25th of July.


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