Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan’s nomination papers have been accepted and the former cricketer has been declared fit to contest the election from NA-53 constituency.
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Imran Khan’s nomination papers were initially rejected by RO
Returning Officer (RO), Additional District and Sessions Judge Mohammad Adnan Khan, had rejected Imran’s nomination papers last week, along with those of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz candidates Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Sardar Mehtab Abbasi and PTI’s disgruntled leader Ayesha Gulalai for failing to fill clause-N of the affidavit in which they were required to mention the “contribution” to their respective constituencies during their previous tenure as lawmakers.
Since then, the nomination papers of Shahid Khaqan, Mehtab and Gulalai had been accepted by the tribunal.
Imran Khan, through his advocate and PTI leader Babar Awan, had challenged the rejection of his nomination papers. He won the case today as his nomination papers were accepted by the court.
It should be noted that the RO rejected former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s nomination papers as well and still hasn’t accepted them yet.
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Earlier today, Imran had appeared before the Islamabad election tribunal to fill clause-N of the affidavit submitted with his nomination papers for the constituency. In clause-N, the PTI chief stated that he set up the Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital, established Namal College, and made the nation aware to struggle for its constitutional rights.
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