Nomination papers for PMLN’s Kulsoom Nawaz approved

LAHORE: A returning officer has accepted the nomination papers of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) candidate for NA-120 by-election.

The returning officer rejected reservations leveled against her nomination papers.

“No time for investigating reservations, complainants can challenge the decision in the appellate tribunal,” the RO said.

Speaking to the press, PML-N leader Asif Kirmani said that the returning officer found no evidence in the reservations against Begum Kulsoom Nawaz,

“They are the same reservations leveled against Sharif family by Imran Khan and his party from 2014,” Kirmani said.

Meanwhile, Begum Kulsoom Nawaz departed for London today, sources disclosed to Geo News.

Kulsoom Nawaz was originally scheduled to appear before the returning officer today – the last day for completion of scrutiny of nomination papers of the candidates for NA-120 by-election next month.

Kulsoom Nawaz left for London via PK757 flight. She will undergo a medical checkup there and will return to Lahore on September 23, sources within her family told Geo News.

Her lawyer appeared before the NA-120 returning officer instead.

Kulsoom Nawaz’s nomination papers were challenged by Awami Tehreek’s Ishtiaq Chaudhry, who filed the objections with the returning officer claiming that though Kulsoom disclosed her Iqama [foreign work contract] in the nomination papers, she failed to disclose the salary received through the contract.

Kulsoom also failed to show her position as deputy chairperson in the Iqama, according to Chaudhry.

NA-120 Returning Officer Mohammad Shahid accepted the objections for scrutiny and will scrutinize the papers today.