Lahore:The ECP rejected the nomination papers of nine candidates includig PML-N candidate Ayaz Ameer,PML-Q leader Faisal Saleh Hayat and PPP candidate Abid Imam over the allegation of violating Article 62 and 63 of the Constitution.
Ayaz Ameer had filed his papers from Chakwal while the decision against his nomination papers was taken by an ECP returning officer.
An objection criticising Amir for writing articles “against the ideology of Pakistan” was filed against his nomination papers by complainant Babar Salim.
Additional Sessions Judge rejected nomination papers of former federal minister and independent candidate from NA 87 Faisal Saleh Hayat over alleged theft of canal water.
Nomination papers of PPP candidate Abid Imam were also rejected due to not meeting the criteria set by the election commission.
Likewise, nomination papers of independent candidate Syed Abbas Shah from PP 87 were also set side due to ‘water theft’.
Nomination papers of All Pakistan Muslim League candidate Syda Zilley Zahra Naqvi from PS 107 Karachi, Yar Muhammad Randawer from NA 267 Quetta and independent candidate Rana Tahir Mehmood Khan from PP 236 Vehari were also rejected due to specific objections raised by Returning Officer.