SC dismisses application on disqualification of Anjum Aqeel

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Islamabad, July 23 (TNS): The Supreme Court of Pakistan has dismissed application pertaining to disqualification of PML-N leader Anjum Aqeel Khan who is contesting elections form NA-54 Islamabad.

The apex court said allegations were not mentioned on the nomination papers of former MNA from the applicant.

The petitioner, a registered voter of NA-54 ICT-III constituency where Khan is contesting polls from, had contended the PML-N leader’s candidacy. They had stated that the politician was a defaulter of different institutions. A probe by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against Khan is also under way since 2011, the petitioner had said.

The apex court observed that the petitioner should have raised the objections earlier on with the returning officer (RO).

Advising the petitioner to contact the relevant forum after polls, the Supreme Court dismissed the petition.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has set up 216 polling stations with 754 polling booths in ICT-III constituency where a total of 218,795 registered voters can cast the ballot.