Appellate tribunal issues notices on 10 petitions

Karachi: The election appellate tribunal set up in the Sindh High Court SHC on Wednesday issued notice to the Election Commission and others in 10 petitions against the decisions of the SHC’s election tribunal.

A three member appellate tribunal headed by Justice Maqbool Baqar issued notices on the petitions filed by Nawabzada Mir Nadir Khan Magsi, Mir Ahmed Nawaz, Ali Nawaz Mahar, Manzoor Hussain Ansari, Abdul Aziz Memon, Tariq Iqbal and Syed Murad Ali Shah.

The bench ordered that the impugned orders of the election tribunal shall not come in the way of candidature of the petitioners till Thursday when the appellate tribunal would take up their pleas.

It also put off the hearing of former President General retd Pervez Musharraf’s petition against the dismissal of his election appeal by the election tribunal from NA250, south Karachi. The retired general submitted in his petition that the election tribunal misinterpreted Articles 62 and 63 of the constitution. He stated that the tribunal erred in construing the word “righteous”, “sagacious” and “ameen”.

He said through his counsel that tribunal order was not sustainable as he has not been proven guilty by the trail court.

The bench dismissed the petition of president district bar association Khairpur who moved the court against acceptance of nomination papers of former chief minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah.

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