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Shahid Khaqan Abbasi barred from contesting elections

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Former Prime Minister of Pakistan and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has been barred from contesting in the upcoming general elections.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi disqualified for “concealing facts and withholding information from voters”

The election tribunal disqualified the former PM for “concealing facts and withholding information from voters” in his nomination forms submitted for NA-57 Murree — his home constituency.

In its written verdict, the tribunal said that Abbasi does not meet the requirements under Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution of Pakistan.

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The verdict read that the former premier was found “guilty of concealment of facts and withholding of the complete information from his voters.”

It said that Abbasi “is not an honest and Ameen person and after such declaration, declare him as not a qualified person to be elected or chosen as a Member of Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) within the meaning of Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1973.”

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