LHC allowed Fawad Chaudhry to contest election from NA-67
LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) allowed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Fawad Chaudhry for contesting the upcoming general election from NA-67, Jhelum after accepting his plea on Thursday against the verdict of appellate tribunal.
Fawad Chaudhry had contacted the LHC against an appellate election tribunal’s decision for disqualifying him to contest election from NA-67.
PTI leader thanked the LHC’s decision a victory for the party and people of Jhelum.
While sharing his views after the verdict on twitter, Chaudhry had thanked the leadership of Pakistan Bar Council, Lahore High Court Bar Association and lawyers for standing with him in rejecting illegal order of disqualification against him.
Earlier on Wednesday, PTI leader’s nomination papers were rejected from his home constituency of NA-67, Jhelum during a hearing of an appeal filed by Justice and Democratic Party’s Fakhar Abbas Kazmi against the acceptance of the PTI leader’s nomination papers by the returning officer.
Kazmi had objected, saying that Chaudhry had not paid agriculture tax on his land. Tribunal bars Fawad Chaudhry from NA-67 poll contest.