Senate polls: Saifullah Abro, Rauf Siddiqui challenge Election Tribunal's decision in SHC

Dunya News

The appeals of both the leaders have been approved for hearing.

KARACHI (Dunya News) – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Saifullah Abro and Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) candidate for Senate polls Rauf Siddiqui on Wednesday have challenged their disqualification by Election Tribunal in Sindh High Court (SHC).

During the proceedings, the court has approved appeals of both the leaders for hearing and issued notice to Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

The PTI leader has adopted the stance that Election Tribunal had neglected the facts and announced its decision while the MQM member has requested the court to allow him to contest the elections of upper house of the Parliament.

Earlier, Election Tribunal had nullified the decision of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and rejected nomination papers of Saifullah Abro.

An application was filed in the tribunal against acceptance of Saifullah Abro’s paper. The plea argued that the PTI candidate had concealed his assets in the papers and returning officer (RO) accepted the nomination papers without hearing the other side.