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President of the PPP-Parliamentarians Makhdoom Amin Fahim.—File Photo

HYDERABAD: A decision on the acceptance or rejection of the nomination papers of Makhdoom Amin Fahim, president of the PPP-Parliamentarians, was reserved by the returning officer of NA-218 (Matiari) till Sunday, following lengthy proceedings on Saturday on objections to his candidature raised by Abdul Razaq Memon, a candidate of the PML-F.

However, the nomination papers of Mr Fahim’s sons Makhdoom Jamiluzzaman and Makhdoom Habibullah for NA-218 and PS-43 were accepted.

Mr Memon had engaged a legal team comprising Barrister Mustafa Mahar and Advocates Pervez Memon and Arshad Memon to challenge Mr Fahim’s papers.

Mr Memon, alias Ghafoor Memon, had formed the Memon Ittehad in Matiari and then joined the PML-F. He is reportedly supported by some former trusted friends of Mr Fahim like Raees Nazir Rahu and Ali Ahmed Nizamani, who are part of the Awami Ittehad Matiari, and are poised to contest the elections against the Makhdooms because of differences with them over local politics.

According to Mr Memon, Mr Fahim was facing charges under section 420 of the PPC in the NICL scam.

Mr Fahim appeared before the returning officer along with a lawyer and the proceedings continued till 7pm. The RO reserved his decision till Sunday morning.

Talking to reporters later, Mr Fahim said the NICL case was in court and an accused was considered innocent until proven guilty.

Comments (8) Closed

Yusuf Apr 07, 2013 03:39am
We hear Mr. Fahim's conduct/movements on the day of Benazir Bhutto's death raised eyebrows. When is THAT day's sequence of events going to be made public?
Abdul Malik Apr 07, 2013 03:55am
Regardless of the outcome of Amin Fahim's case, it is high time he should go home and enjoy his playboy lifestyle that has always been his hallmark.
havi Apr 07, 2013 06:34am
laws of land should apply for all that's call democracy
Nazir K Ali Apr 07, 2013 06:59am
it is such persons who are responsible for the decline and decay of Pakistan. No assembly for him. Salams
name Apr 07, 2013 07:42am
no no no, you can't disqualify these corrupts and feudals remember - only you can disqualify musharraf and such good people only
Iqbal Apr 07, 2013 08:01am
his fate was already sealed in 2008 when Zardari became party chief in his place..
M. Siddique Apr 07, 2013 01:03pm
He has already returned some millions on order of supreme court. Has he not been listed in inocent list yet?
Shahid Apr 07, 2013 08:52pm
Expose every politician corruption to the public before election so people should select only corruption free people. Previous prime minister Ashraf was also involved in corruption. Check out following link,