ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) rejected the nomination papers of two members of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) and Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) each.
According to a document, ECP rejected the nomination of MQM-P’s Amir Waliuddin Chishti on the general category for being a bank defaulter. The ECP also did not accept the papers of the party’s other nominee on the technocrat seat, former Citizen-Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) chairman Ahmed Chinoy, as he failed to produce his 16-year educational record.
Moreover, Pak Sarzameen Party’s (PSP) nominee Hassan Sabir’s papers were rejected as his proposer/seconder subscribed more than one nomination paper which is not permissible under the Elections Act, 2017.
Meanwhile, the other nominee of the party, Mrs Sofia Saeed Shah’s nomination papers filed on technocrat and women seats were also rejected for the same reason.
Earlier on Monday, the Punjab ECP rejected former finance minister and sitting senator Ishaq Dar’s nomination papers for the Senate elections.
Dar had applied for a technocrat seat from the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.
The returning officer rejected his nomination papers during scrutiny 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.
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