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Rauf Siddiqui of MQM-P declared ineligible to contest Senate election

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  • The Election Tribunal has declared MQM-P’s Rauf Siddiqui ineligible for contesting the Senate elections
  • Rauf’s nomination papers had been rejected by the returning officer who stated the candidate didn’t full 16 years of training 
  • Rauf challenged the choice within the Excessive Court docket however couldn’t win the case
  • His attorneys couldn’t provide you with a passable clarification for his eligibility, subsequently, the Election Tribunal upheld the returning officer’s determination

KARACHI: The Election Tribunal has disqualified MQM Pakistan’s chief Rauf Siddiqui from contesting the Senate elections.

Rauf’s enchantment in opposition to the choice to declare him ineligible was additionally rejected by the Election Tribunal as his attorneys couldn’t provide you with a passable clarification for his eligibility. The Tribunal, subsequently, upheld the choice of the returning officer (RO).

Learn extra: Senate election: Pervaiz Rashid challenges rejection of nomination papers by ECP

It could be recalled that the RO had rejected the nomination papers of Rauf Siddiqui for the Senate elections as a result of he had not accomplished 16 years of training, which is a prerequisite for contesting candidates. Rauf, nevertheless, had challenged the choice and had taken the matter to the excessive court docket.

Other than Rauf Siddiqui, the Election Tribunal additionally rejected the enchantment of MQM Pakistan’s Khizar Zaidi for the technocrat seat within the Senate elections and upheld the RO’s determination to reject his nomination papers.

Learn extra: Blow for PTI: Nomination papers of Senate candidate Saifullah Abro rejected

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