=> KARACHI (PPI) – A three-member bench of Sindh High
KARACHI (PPI) – A three-member bench of Sindh High Court Monday dismissed two petitions of different candidates challenging the orders of Appellate Election Tribunal.
The bench comprised of Chief justice Muhammad Afzal Soomro, Justice Mrs. Qaiser lqbal and Justice Mehmood Alam Rizvi.
Imdad Ali Khan Sarki had approached SHC against the acceptance of the nomination papers of Mir Hassan Khoso, Pakistan Peoples Party (Parliamentarian) candidate for PS-15 Jacobabad.
The nomination papers of Mir Hassan Khoso were accepted by the Returning Officer on November 30, 2007 against which the applicant moved to ET submitting that Khoso has produced a graduation degree of unrecognized institute (Newport University USA, Karachi Campus), and the said university was not chartered with HEC alleging that the RO has accepted the papers withÂout any verification.
However, the ET dismissed the application of Sarki on Dec 14, 2007, upholding the RO’s decision.
Sarki, moved to SHC against RO’s and ET’s order submitting that under article 63 A of Constitution Section 99 (1) (ee), of the conduct of General
Elections Order 2002, the respondent is ineligible for contesting polls. He prayed the court to set aside the RO’s and ET’s order declaring Mir Hassan Khoso ineligible for contesting polls.
The bench after hearing the arguments from both sides dismissed the application of Imdad Ali Khan Sarki, upholding the RO’s and ET’s order.
The petition of Roshan Din junejo was also dismissed by the bench. He had challenged the candidature of Jam Mashooq Ali, candidate of PML (F) for the constituency NA-236 Sanghar.
Earlier, Election Tribunal had dismissed his same application for not proving his stance.
The petitioner moved to SHC against RO and ET’s order submitting that his rival, Jam Mashooq has produced the fake graduation certificate of B.Com and his nomination papers were accepted without any verification praying the court to set aside ET’s order by declaring Jam Mashooq Ali ineligible for contesting the polls.
Meanwhile, the hearing of the petition filed by Ahmed Yar Khan, candidate for the constituency PS-5 Chotki-1 was adjourned till Feb 04, 2008.
Ahmed Yar Khan has challenged the ET’s order of declaring him ineligible for contesting polls.
Source: The Nation