LAHORE: (HRNW) The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday continued the scrutiny process of the nomination papers filed by Senate candidates from Punjab and approved 20 nominations, rejected two of them while three candidates withdrew their papers.
According to details, the ECP approved nominations of 10 candidates each from PML-N and PTI and one each of PPP and PML-Q. The election body rejected nominations of two candidates including PML-N’s Pervaiz Rasheed and PTI’s Neelum Irshad.
The ECP’s returning officer rejected Rasheed’s papers on the premise that he has not paid millions of rupees he owes the Punjab House. A total of six objections were raised on his nomination for a Senate seat.
The commission overruled five of the objections but rejected his papers over non-payment of Rs9.5 million dues.