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Sanam Javed Cleared To Run For Senate Elections

Sanam Javed Cleared To Run For Senate Elections

The appellate tribunal of the Lahore High Court (LHC) granted permission on Friday to PTI candidate Sanam Javed to participate in the upcoming Senate elections. This decision came following a petition filed by Javed against the Election Commission of Pakistan’s refusal to accept her nomination papers. Sanam Javed, who had been detained for months due to involvement in the May 9 violence, received the verdict from LHC Justice Shahid Bilal Hasan.

The court overruled the electoral watchdog’s decision and reinstated Javed’s eligibility. Earlier in the week, Tayyaba Raja, a PTI worker, criticized the party leadership for selecting Javed, asserting that it undermined the sacrifices made by other party members. The ECP had previously rejected Javed’s nomination papers due to a joint account with her father, deeming her ineligible.

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Additionally, the electoral body had barred PTI members Azam Swati, Murad Saeed, and others from contesting Senate elections by rejecting their nomination papers.