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Moonis Elahi allowed to contest by-election from PP-158

He asserted that the decision was contrary to the facts and requested the tribunal to overturn the returning officer’s ruling

By APP
March 27, 2024
Formal federal minister for water resources Moonis Elahi. — X/@MoonisElahi6/File
Formal federal minister for water resources Moonis Elahi. — X/@MoonisElahi6/File

LAHORE: An appellate tribunal of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday allowed Moonis Elahi, the son of former chief minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi, to contest by-election from PP-158 after overturning the decision of the returning officer to reject his nomination papers.

The tribunal, presided over by Justice Shahid Karim, announced the decision while allowing an appeal filed by Moonis Elahi against the returning officer’s rejection of his nomination papers.

In his appeal, Moonis Elahi contested the returning officer’s decision, arguing that it was based on erroneous grounds, specifically his classification as an absconder. He asserted that the decision was contrary to the facts and requested the tribunal to overturn the returning officer’s ruling, thereby permitting him to participate in the by-election for PP-158.