Pakistan SC abolishes graduation condition for contesting polls

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Islamabad, Apr 21 : The Pakistan Supreme Court on Monday cancelled prerequisite criteria of graduation for contesting the National Assembly and Provincial Assembly elections.

An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar declared the graduation condition for candidates contesting elections to the National and provincial assemblies was invalid.

The condition of graduation is in clash with the Article 17 and 25 of the Pakistani Constitution, said the verdict announced by the larger bench of the Supreme Court.

The detailed decision is expected to come out in one and a half month.

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