Published On: Thu, Jan 16th, 2014
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SC disposes off petition of presidential candidate 2013

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ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court (SC) has again disposed off the petition filed by the candidate of presidential elections 2013, on incompletion of nomination papers.

A 3-member bench of SC headed by Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja took the plea of Syed Iqtidar Hussain Shah who was the presidential candidate against President Mamnoon Hussain in 2013 presidential polls.

Court said in its decision that petitioner failed in explaining that how his nomination papers were according to law and he should firstly find Proposer and Seconder of his nomination papers. Court more said, no issued notification can change the provision of constitution.

The petitioner nominating former Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Fakhruddin G. Ibrahim as a party in case had filed a petition in SC that his nomination papers were according to law but was rejected.

SC in its decision said petitioner to not waste the time of court, he was declared ineligible from participating in polls due to unavailability of his proposer and seconder. Court remarked, “First you should nominate your proposer and seconder then go for presidential polls.”
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