Ex-Pak PM Abbasi gets high court nod to contest election from Rawalpindi

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Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was today cleared by a high court to run for the July 25 general election from Rawalpindi, days after he was disqualified for life by a tribunal.
Abbasi was on June 27 disqualified by the Punjab Election Appellate Tribunal for “not fully revealing” his assets. He had challenged the order in the Lahore High Court (LHC).
A two-judge LHC bench headed by Justice Mazahir Ali Akbar Naqvi heard the arguments and set aside the tribunal’s decision of disqualifying the former prime minister, clearing the way for him to contest election from his native NA-57 (Rawalpindi-I) constituency.

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