ISLAMABAD: The Election Comission of Pakistan has summoned Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan, former prime minister and leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Aisha Gulalai on Monday.
Election Commission of Pakistan will conduct the scrutiny process of 63 candidates who submitted nomination papers for NA-53.
The returning officers had summoned the NA-53 candidates to physically appear before the ECP.
The PTI chairperson has also been ordered to submit a reply to reservations against his candidacy raised by Abdul Wahab Baloch.
Other politicians contesting from NA-53 include PML-N’s Barrister Zafarullah, Mehtab Abbasi and PTI’s Ilyas Meherbaan among others.
Th PTI chairman Imran Khan will be facing PML-N’s Saad Rafique in NA-131 Lahore. Khan has also submitted nominations from National Assembly constituencies in Karachi, Islamabad, Peshawar, and Mianwali. Gulalai will contest the polls against her former party chairman from NA-53 Islamabad.
Gulalai alleged that the PTI has diverted from its ideological stance. Maintaining that Imran was not going to form the government, she alleged that ‘criminals were handed party tickets instead of workers.’