‘Independent’ candidate who defeated FM Qureshi disqualified

‘Independent’ candidate who defeated FM Qureshi disqualified

Lahore (Staff Report): The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday disqualified Muhammad Salman, an independent-turned-Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf lawmaker, who defeated the incumbent Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi in the last general elections for PP-217 seat of the Punjab Assembly.


Announcing the reserved verdict today, the election-watchdog has ordered re-election in the constituency.

A local leader of the PTI had file a petition, highlighting that Muhammad Salman was underage and was thus not qualified to be a lawmaker.

“According to Nadra record, Muhammad Salman is less than 25 years, however, legally no candidate, less than 25 years of age is qualified to retain the seat,” read the verdict.