Kulsoom Nawaz leaves for London skipping ECP’s scrutiny

Kulsoom Nawaz leaves for London skipping ECP’s scrutiny

Lahore (Web Desk): The wife of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Kulsoom Nawaz headed to London today (Thursday) skipping the scrutiny procedure of Election Commission of Pakistan for bye-elections in NA-120.

According to details, Kulsoom Nawaz is boarding flight PK-757 and would surely not be appearing before the ECP for scrutiny of her nomination papers today.

Kulsoom Nawaz is a candidate of ruling Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz for NA-120 elections and the ECP had asked Kulsoom, to appear before it at 3 PM today, however, she is currently heading to London.

The bye-elections for NA-120 are scheduled to be held on September 17, while the copy of Kulsoom Nawaz’ ticket shows that the former First Lady would be returning back to the country on September 24.

Former Secretary ECP, Kanwar Dilshad claimed that it was mandatory for a candidate to appear in personal capacity before the commission for scrutiny of nomination papers.

Meanwhile, the commission has accepted the nomination papers of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s contestant Yasmin Rashid.

Rashid while talking to newsmen expressed that her opponent Kulsoom did not mention her iqama that was valid till 2015.

‘A total 25 objections have been raised against Kulsoom Nawaz’ Yasim said and alleged that Kulsoom was deputy chairman of Capital FZE, a firm owned by her younger son Hassan Nawaz.

Nawaz Sharif, a third-time prime minister of the country was disqualified on July 28 for concealing his employment with the same Capital FZE, following which the ECP announced the scheduled of bye-elections in the constituency NA-120.