SC allows PML-N’s Sumaira Malik to contest 2018 polls

SC allows PML-N’s Sumaira Malik to contest 2018 polls

Karachi (Staff Report): The Supreme Court (SC) has granted permission to Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz’s (PML-N) Sumaira Malik to contest general elections 2018 from Khushab’s NA-93 constituency.

Sumaira Malik, who was disqualified over the fake degree in 2013, had filed the review petition in SC Karachi Registry seeking permission to contest polls.

Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Saqib Nisar—during the hearing—remarked that no woman can be convicted without investigation.

The top judge further added that Malik’s picture on the educational document has been proven original by the forensic report. He made it overtly clear that picture can’t be declared fake without a formal probe into the matter.

Earlier, the SC nullified the elections of district counsel in Khushab and ordered to conduct elections again. The fallout of the decision directly affected Sumaira Malik of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz as she was serving as the chairperson district council Khushab.