The appellate election tribunal rejected former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s nomination papers submitted for NA-57, Murree — his home constituency.

The tribunal had on Monday reserved its verdict on an appeal against the acceptance of Abbasi’s nomination papers by the returning officer and announced it today.

The tribunal head, Lahore High Court Justice Abdul Rehman Lodhi, accepted all the objections of the petitioner.

Petitioner Masood Ahmed Abbasi had challenged Khaqan Abbasi’s candidature, accusing him of extorting money from the national exchequer.

Among other accusations, the petitioner had alleged that Abbasi did not provide correct details of his assets.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry’s nomination papers have been also rejected from his home constituency of NA-67, Jhelum.

In a statement Fawad Chaudhry said he will approach the Pakistan Bar Council against the decision of the appellate tribunal.He said he will also appeal in the supreme judicial council.

Fawad Chaudhry alleged that he was told that if he canceled his news conference against former Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, the decision against his nomination will be set aside.

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