Pervaiz Elahi approaches SC to contest election
ISLAMABAD: (Suno News) Former Punjab chief minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi on Wednesday filed an appeal in the Supreme Court to contest the general elections.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and the Election Tribunal were made parties in the appeal.
“My nomination papers were rejected based on the objections of a candidate named Muhammad Saleem,” the former Punjab chief minister said.
“An objection was raised against me that I have shares in Lahore Modern Flour Mills which are not only inactive but also no bank account was opened in its name,” he added.
“I have never bought shares of the said flour mills. Inactive flour mills are not assets. It is a settled principle that disqualification cannot be declared on every undisclosed asset,” he stated.
“It is necessary to examine the intention behind non-disclosure of an asset. The total value of the shares being attributed to me is Rs24,850. I have declared my total assets worth Rs175 million. In these assets, more than Rs57 million are also declared in cash,” he further said.
“It was also objected that I did not show seven arms licences. There is no column to show an arms licence in the nomination papers. The Supreme Court is requested to annul the January 13 decision of the Lahore High Court (LHC),” he demanded.