Senate polls: Nomination papers of PTI’s Saifullah Abro rejected

KARACHI: The appellate bench of the Sindh High Court (SHC) today (Monday) has rejected the nomination papers of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) candidate Saifullah Abro for the Senate election, scheduled to take place on March 3.

According to details, the election tribunal took up the petition and heard arguments from both parties. In its verdict, the tribunal declared the verdict of the Returning Officer ‘null and void’ and ruled that Abro cannot contest the Senate polls.

“The objections raised by the petitioners were proved true and Saifullah Abro does not fulfill the requirement of a technocrat,” the order stated. Two appeals were filed against PTI candidate on technocrat seat Saifullah Abro by Ghulam Mustafa Khan and Shahid Ali.

Saifullah Abro had filed nomination papers on the PTI ticket to contest the Senate election from Sindh. His nomination papers were approved by the returning officer but challenged in the appellate tribunal of the high court.

As many as eight appeals were filed against the decisions of the returning officer over acceptance and rejection of the Senate nomination papers from Sindh.

An appeal was also filed against the acceptance of PTI’s Faisal Vawda’s nomination papers for a general seat by Qadir Khan Madokhail. Moreover, an appeal was filed against PPP candidate Palwasha Khan by Indus Lawyers Forum’s Aaqib Rajpar.