KARACHI, April 3: The nomination papers of five candidates were rejected on Wednesday by the returning officers at the city courts during their scrutiny for upcoming general elections.

The papers of independent candidate Mohammad Rafi, Habibullah of the Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf, Lal Khan of the National People’s Party and Mohammad Ilyas Mughal of the Pakistan People’s Party for PS-126 and Nasrullah Mehdi of the PPP for PS-125 were rejected.

Nabeel Gobal (NA-248), Waseem Akhtar (PS-115) and Faisal Sabzwari (PS-103) of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Mohammad Hussain Mehanti (NA-252), Mairaj-ul-Huda Siddiqui (NA-245) and Nasrullah Shaji of the Jamaat-i-Islami, Rashid Rabbani (NA-250) of the PPP and independent candidate Fauzia Siddiqui (NA-250) were among the prominent candidates whose nomination papers were accepted on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the Election Commission of Sindh on Wednesday completed the process of scrutiny of nomination papers filed for provincial assembly seats reserved for women in the province by different political parties.

The scrutiny of 14 National Assembly and nine minorities reserved seats for provincial assembly will be held on Thursday.

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