Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Nawaz withdraws nomination papers for NA-123

LAHORE: Chief of PML-N Nawaz Sharif withdrew his nomination papers for the NA-123 by-elections on Tuesday.

On Monday, the Lahore High Court had adjourned the hearing of Nawaz Sharif's eligibility case till Tuesday.

The hearing was adjourned after the court’s election tribunal was informed that Sharif's counsel did not receive the court’s summons and therefore could not appear for the proceedings. The court had ordered that the notice be served again on Nawaz Sharif.

On February 12, the Lahore High Court had issued a notice to Nawaz Sharif to appear on February 15 on a petition filed by a journalist, Shahid Aurakzai, with the Election Tribunal of the Lahore High Court.

The petitioner had challenged the PML-N chief’s eligibility to contest the NA-123 by-elections.

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