Photo shows PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif.—File Photo
Photo shows Pakistan Muslim League (N) leaders Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif.—File Photo

LAHORE: An election tribunal accepted on Monday Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif’s nomination papers for NA-119 constituency and his brother Shahbaz Sharif’s papers for the NA-161 seat, DawnNews reported.

Earlier, Nawaz Sharif's candidacy papers from NA-120 had been challenged before an election tribunal of the Lahore High Court.

Two appeals were filed pleading that the former prime minister had concealed his assets at the time of filing of nomination papers,  further alleging that Mr Sharif was involved in money laundering worth billions of US dollars.

Two citizens Babar Amin and Saeed Iqtidar had also challenged the nomination papers of Shahbaz Sharif from PP-159. 

Moreover, the election tribunal also permitted Pakistan Muslim League Quaid's (PML-Q) Samina Khawar Hayat, whose nomination papers had been rejected earlier for having bogus graduation degrees, to contest the coming polls.

A tribunal also allowed Pakistan Peoples Party stalwart Imtiaz Safdar Warraich to contest elections after his nomination papers for a Gujranwala seat were earlier rejected by a Returning Officer (RO) for hiding assets.

The election tribunal of the Peshawar High Court also allowed the chief of the Jamiat-Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F), Maulana Fazlur Rahman, to contest general elections for the NA-27 constituency.

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April 15, 2013 10:33 am
Shame on the tribunal for allowing the Sharifs for contesting elections. Their corruption, misuse of public money and power, their intentional non declaration of assets, their peanut taxes against their kings like life style and cases against them in courts are all too obvious. The people sitting in the tribunal should be tried for being unjust and biased in favor of Sharifs.
April 15, 2013 12:34 pm
There is saying "You can live under cruelty but not injustice" This my lovely country is probably the most corrupted country being an Islamic estate. What can you say about public or an institution, when the ones who judge are corrupt. This judiciary is a joke, they do what they like and punish what they dont like, while ordinary people like us never get the chance to get justice. If i name myself as Nawaz Sharif, may be i will get justice, but this isnt going to happen this life.
April 15, 2013 12:37 pm
Pakistani politics works on making a non-issue an issue, than after days of discussions, the drama ends just like that.
April 15, 2013 1:42 pm
What a joke with so called articles 62 & 63, that person of Raja Rental fame has been allowed to contest polls!!!! Then look at Sharif brothers who, despite being loan defaulters have got green light to contest polls. So called candidates scrutiny has been a drama and an eye wash!!! What a joke with this hapless nation?
April 15, 2013 1:49 pm
and finally a TOPI drama is coming to an end...and soon all the same culprits will running the affairs of our beloved country once again...
April 15, 2013 1:50 pm
tribunal: "is ur name shareef?" noora: yes Tribunal: "clear!! " ... koi masla nahin agar app nay loan khaey hoon .. mulk sanwaro kay naam par paisay khaey hon .. etc etc .. name musharaf hota tu: koi aur no hota hoa keera bhi nikla laytya !!
nissar (@niissar)
April 15, 2013 2:09 pm
job well done ET,,,,
April 15, 2013 2:11 pm
Misuse of 700 police officers and jawans for protection is okay ? Judiciary is corrupt.
Mazher Haroon
April 15, 2013 2:49 pm
Shame on us. If we can't stop such well known corrupt people from running elections.
April 15, 2013 2:53 pm
This is the beginning of the rot.....a failing economic state being pushed further into abyss of economic quagmire by all the participants....good luck dear country folks.....
April 15, 2013 2:56 pm
Thanks to the Judiciary for bringing the corrupt politicians back into the Political arena....and guess what, in the name of the Law....!!! Shame...!!!!
Masood hussain
April 15, 2013 3:14 pm
these tribunals haha ha.
April 15, 2013 3:20 pm
This was expected from judiciary. CJ only likes to talk. How many candidates have they rejected due to fake degrees, dual nationality, loan defaults, unpaid bills, or convicted cases. None.
April 15, 2013 3:26 pm
Arsalan Iftikhar zindabad.
April 15, 2013 3:27 pm
What a cruel joke. This judiciary is blindly favouring Nawaz Sharif.
April 15, 2013 4:38 pm
what is the definition of insanity?..........expecting a different outcome from the same actions (or something along those lines), well, don't hold your breath if the same set of people assume power again (I a not associated with any political party)
April 16, 2013 6:22 am
What a shame.
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