Election of Dar, Kareem as Senators challenged in Supreme Court

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ISLAMABAD: The election of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders Ishaq Dar and Hafiz Abdul Kareem on Senate seats have been challenged in the Supreme Court (SC) on Friday.
Mian Nawazish Ali Peerzada filed the petition in the apex court challenging a decision of the Lahore High Court (LHC) which allowed the two to contest the recently held Senate elections.
The petitioner request the court that the senators-elect should be declared ineligible as members of the Senate.
Peerzada took the stance that Kareem didn’t possess credentials required to become a technocrat and added that the appellate tribunal’s decision to declare him as a religious scholar was not constitutionally and legally correct.
He maintained that Ishaq Dar, however, has been declared a proclaimed offender by an accountability court in a graft case filed against him by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
He added, thus, the nomination of Dar for Senate seat was not in accordance with the Constitution and laws.


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