PTI decides to challenge rejection of nomination papers

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  • Lahore appeal targets PTI ex-chairman Imran Khan’s nomination papers

PESHAWAR/LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has decided to contest the rejection of nomination papers for PTI leaders in Peshawar. The appeals will be formally filed under the Power of Attorney legal clause, a method chosen due to concerns over potential arrests of PTI leaders.

Simultaneously, in Lahore, an appeal has been prepared against the rejection of Imran Khan’s nomination papers. Imran Khan’s legal team, consisting of Uzair Bhandari, Latif Khosa, and Azhar Siddique, has crafted the appeal, which is expected to be filed today.

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The appeal challenges the rating officer’s decision, asserting that the rejection of the nomination papers contradicts the facts presented in the petition.

Additionally, it alleges that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) maliciously tampered with the endorser’s block code. The legal team is urging the Tribunal to declare the rejection of the nomination papers null and void.

ECP has set a deadline of January 3 for filing appeals against the rejection or acceptance of nomination papers.

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