Shah Mahmood Qureshi- PTI Leaders Win Appeals, Cleared to Contest General Elections

Appellate Tribunals Accept Nominations of Several PTI Candidates

Appellate tribunals across the country have granted approval to multiple Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders, allowing them to participate in the upcoming general elections scheduled for February 8. The tribunals entertained appeals from PTI candidates against the rejection of their nomination papers by returning officers.

Among the successful appeals, PTI leader Shah Mahmood Qureshi’s nomination for National Assembly constituency NA 214 (Umar Kot) was accepted, permitting him to contest the election. Similarly, Zain Qureshi from NA 214, Haleem Adil Sheikh from NA 238, and Arslan Khalid from NA 241 (Karachi) had their appeals accepted, clearing the way for their participation in the elections.

In Noshera, PTI candidate Mian Muhammad Omer’s nomination was approved by the tribunal for the PK 88 constituency. In Peshawar, Atif Khan received the tribunal’s nod for NA 22 and PK 59 (Mardan).

Raja Basharat from NA 55 and PP 15 in Rawalpindi, Zulfi Bukhari from NA 50 (Attock), and Naeem Panjotha from NA 82 (Sargodha) and PP 71 and PP 80 had their appeals accepted, allowing them to compete in the elections.

However, former PTI MPA Arif Abbasi’s appeal from PP 19 was rejected due to his proclaimed offender status. Meanwhile, Sheikh Rashid Shafique secured approval from a Rawalpindi tribunal for NA 56, NA 57, and PP 19.

In Jhelum, Fawad Chaudhry’s nomination papers were accepted by the appellate tribunal for two National Assembly constituencies.

Earlier approvals were granted to Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, Balochistan National Party (BNP) head Mengal, and PML-Zia chief Ijazul Haq, enabling their participation in the February 8 elections.