LAHORE: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) rejected on Monday Ishaq Dar’s nomination papers for the Senate elections.
Dar, a former finance minister and sitting senator, had applied on a technocrat seat from the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.
The returning officer rejected his nomination papers during scrutiny today as the counsel for a 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 today.
Dar, in London for medical treatment since October last year, is facing a corruption case in the accountability court for amassing assets beyond his known sources of income.
The Senate elections take place on March 3.-Web Desk