Petition against Maryam’s candidature for PP-173 dismissed

Petition against Maryam’s candidature for PP-173 dismissed

LAHORE: An appellate tribunal on Saturday dismissed a petition challenging Maryam Nawaz’s candidature for Punjab Assembly constituency PP-173.

Maryam, the daughter of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, will be contesting the upcoming general election from National Assembly constituencies NA-125 and NA-127 in Lahore, and Punjab Assembly constituency PP-173.

The petitioner had challenged Maryam’s nomination papers for PP-173, contending that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader possessed two CNICs.

The appellate tribunal dismissed the petition stating that it was inadmissible.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Dr Yasmin Rashid has challenged the nomination papers of Maryam Nawaz for NA-125. The appellate tribunal will hear the petition later today. 

 APP/AFP