Lahore: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) on Friday challenged the Returning Officer’s decision to accept nomination papers of PML-N’s candidate and former first lady Kulsoom Nawaz for NA-120 by-election.

The RO’s verdict was challenged by PAT’s candidate for NA-120 Ishtiaq Chaudhry in Appellant Tribunal.

“Kulsoom Nawaz did not disclose details of her iqama (work permit) and the RO accepted her nomination papers against the facts, ” said the applicant in his plea.

The RO on Thursday approved the nomination papers of PML-N candidate Begum Kulsoom Nawaz Sharif, PTI candidate Yasmin Rashid and PPP candidate Faisal Mir for the NA-120 by-election.

The NA-120 seat fell vacant following disqualification of former PM Nawaz Sharif by Supreme Court in Panama paper case.