Khawaja Asif Files Nomination Papers For Sialkot NA Seat
Umer Jamshaid 1 year ago Sun 10th June 2018 | 03:40 PM
Lahore, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 10th Jun, 2018) : After being declared eligible to contest elections by the Supreme Court, former foreign minister and PML-N leader Khawaja Asif is set to run in the July 25 general elections as he filed his nomination papers for a National Assembly seat (NA-73) and provincial assembly seat (PP-37) in Sialkot on Sunday.
Speaking to the media after filing the nomination papers, he said the people will give their verdict on July 25. He expressed a resolve that he will uphold the respect and sanctity of the people's vote and will also try to come up to their expectations.
The PML-N leader said disagreement among politicians doesn't bode well for the country, putting the issues of national importance on the backer burner.
The decision was announced by a three-member bench headed by Justice Umar Atta Bandial of the apex court. Asif had filed a review petition in the SC against his disqualification in late April. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Usman Dar, who had contested against Asif during 2013 general elections in the NA-110 constituency from PTI's platform, filed a petition against Khawaja Asif, arguing that Asif hid the fact of holding an Iqama, or a foreign work permit, in his nomination papers.