Major blow to PML-N as Pervaiz Rashid declared ineligible for Senate elections

LAHORE – An election tribunal rejected on Tuesday PML-N leader Pervaiz Rashid’s appeal against the rejection of his nomination papers by a returning officer.

The verdict was issued by a single-member bench of Justice Shahid Waheed after the arguments in the case had finished. The tribunal reinstated the verdict of the returning officer of

During the hearing, the ECP lawyer took the stance that Pervaiz Rashid did not make a serious attempt to pay the money, now only stories are being told. The Registrar Punjab House said the office was open but no one contacted the staff.

Speaking to the journalists following the verdict, Rashid said his lawyers had suggested an appeal could be filed against the decision, but he was not convinced.

“Lawyers say it can be appealed, but I am not convinced. I may not move to seek justice for myself,” said the former senator. He added that he was expecting the tribunal to direct him to pay the dues in today’s verdict rather than his disqualification.

He also alleged that the Punjab House management refused to take payment from him once when he went to pay his dues.