Sanam Javed allowed by SC to contest elections

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan on Friday allowed five candidates of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), including incarcerated activist Sanam Javed, to contest the upcoming general elections, slated for Feb 8, 2024.

Besides Sanam Javed, the top court approved appeals of PTI candidates Umer Aslam, Major (retd) Tahir Sadiq, and Shaukat Mahmood Basra against returning officers’ (ROs) decisions to reject their nomination papers from different constituencies.

A division bench comprising Justice Irfan Saadat Khan and Justice Muneeb Akhtar overturned the rejection of PTI leaders’ nomination papers by the Lahore High Court (LHC) and the election tribunal

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