LHC suspends disqualification of ‘independent’ candidate who defeated FM Qureshi

LHC suspends disqualification of ‘independent’ candidate who defeated FM Qureshi

Multan (Staff Report): The Lahore High Court Multan bench on Friday suspended the decision of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to disqualify Salman Ahmad, an independent candidate who defeated Pakistan Tehreek-e-eInsaf’s (PTI) Shah Mehmood Qureshi in general elections held on July 25.


However, Salman moved LHC against the decision which suspended the ECP’s decision and summoned answer from all the parties involved in the case.

The election-watchdog has ordered re-election for PP-217 seat of the Punjab Assembly.

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.