LHC to hear petitions challenging Kulsoom’s nomination for NA-120 today


LAHORE Sep 6 (TNS):  A three-judge bench of Lahore High Court will take up petitions challenging the acceptance of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz’s nomination papers for the by-election in NA-120 constituency.

A day before, the chief justice of LHC had constituted the bench, comprising Justice Qazi Ameenuddin, Shams Mahmood Mirza, and Ubaidur Rehman Lodhi, to hear petitions filed by Pakistan Peoples Party’s candidate Faisal Mir and Pakistan Awami Tehreek leader Ishtiaq Chaudhry.

The petitioners have stated that the Pakistan Muslim League-N candidate had kept secret the facts about Iqama and shares in companies. She did inform about holding of Iqama but did not mention the earning through it and details of bank accounts, they said.

Kulsoom is also nominated in a treason case in a Sindh court.

The petitioners said wife of the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif advertently hid facts from the nation, hence she was not eligible to contest elections and the decision of approval of her nomination papers by the returning officer should be revoked.

Polling for the by-election in NA-120 constituency of Lahore is set to be held on Sept 17.