Supreme Court allows PTI’s Parvez Elahi to contest polls from PP-32


The Supreme Court on Friday allowed incarcerated PTI President Parvez Elahi to contest the forthcoming general elections from PP-32 of Gujrat.

A three-member bench headed by Justice Mansoor Ali Shah and comprising Justice Jamal Khan Mandokhail and Justice Athar Minallah overturned the rejection of Elahi’s nomination papers by the Lahore High Court (LHC) and the election tribunal.

Elahi, who served as the Punjab chief minister, had filed his nomination for the Feb 8 general elections. However, his papers were rejected by the returning officers, a decision later affirmed by both the election tribunal and the LHC.

On Wednesday, Elahi had approached the Supreme Court, seeking to overturn the LHC ruling that upheld the ROs’ decision to reject his candidacy for the NA-64 and PP-32. He had filed two separate petitions in the apex court.

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