Nawaz Sharif's nomination papers challenged

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Islamabad, May 24 (UNI) A Lahore High Court (LHC) election tribunal has challenged the nomination of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN) chief Nawaz Sharif from NA-123 Lahore seat.

Akhlaque Guddu, a Pakistan Muslim League Quaid-e-Azam (PML-Q) candidate contesting from NA-123 and Noor Elahi, an independent candidate, running from the same constituency, filed the petitions.

Counsel for the petitioners stated that Mr Sharif was ineligible to contest the election under Article 62 of the Pakistan Constitution.

According to the Article 62 of the Pakistan Constitution, candidates must be citizens of Pakistan and not less than eighteen years of age, the Daily Times quoted the counsel as saying.

Another election tribunal headed by Justice Mian Najam-uz-Zaman of the LHC would take up two more petitions in Lahore on Monday against the nominations of former prime minister and his brother, Shahbaz Sharif.

Nasir Raja had filed a petition challenging the candidature of Mr Nawaz from NA-52, while Malik Mehboob Elahi challenged Mr Shahbaz's nomination from PP-10 Rawalpindi.

Challenging the nomination of Mr Shahbaz, it has been maintained that he passed remarks against judiciary while addressing a press conference at Sharif Medical Complex in April 2007.


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