ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s nomination papers have been challenged in the Supreme Court on Thursday.
Petitioner Masood Ahmed Abbasi moved the highest courtroom in opposition to the approval of the previous premier’s nomination papers from NA-57, Rawalpindi I for the July 25 basic election.
The petitioner upheld that the previous prime minister “misstated facts” in his nomination papers.
Lahore High Court’s choice must be declared void and Abbasi shouldn’t be allowed to contest in the upcoming polls, the petitioner requested the apex courtroom.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar ordered bench be constituted on Ahmed Abbasi’s petition.
On July 29, the LHC allowed Abbasi to contest from his house constituency of NA-57, Rawalpindi I.
A two-member bench headed by Justice Mazahir Ali Naqvi had accepted Abbasi’s enchantment in opposition to the appellate tribunal’s choice of rejecting his nomination papers and disqualifying him for all times.
The divisional bench of the LHC had dismissed the tribunal’s order in opposition to Abbasi.