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PTI’s Murad Saeed and Azam Swati Cleared For Senate Elections

PTI's Murad Saeed and Azam Swati Cleared For Senate Elections

An appellate tribunal on Monday reversed the initial decision to reject the nomination papers of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) senior members Azam Swati and Murad Saeed for the upcoming Senate election on April 2.

The tribunal approved Murad Saeed’s nomination papers after accepting his appeal against their rejection by the election commission.

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Earlier, the Election Commission had declined the nomination papers of several PTI senior leaders contesting from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on general and technocrat seats.

Established by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), the tribunal addressed Azam Swati’s appeal against the rejection of his nomination papers.

During the hearing chaired by Justice Shakeel Ahmad, both parties’ lawyers presented their arguments, and the judge sought clarification on the reasons for the rejections.

Swati’s lawyer informed Justice Ahmad that three individuals objected to his client’s nomination, but only one was a candidate in the upcoming election. The lawyer elaborated on the objections raised before the tribunal.

It was revealed that Swati disclosed cases against him in his Senate election nominations, which were previously undisclosed during general elections.

The complainant’s lawyer argued that technocrat seat candidates needed 16 years of education and 20 years of experience.

Justice Ahmad noted Swati’s prior senatorial experience and his active involvement in legislative activities during his tenure.