SC on Friday allowed Sanam Javed to contest in general elections 2024.
Supreme Court overturns Lahore High Court’s rejection of Sanam Javed nomination papers, clearing her to contest general elections.
After hearing Sanam Javed’s appeal against the LHC’s ruling, a three-judge Supreme Court bench led by Justice Munib Akhtar and consisting of Justices Shahid Waheed and Irfan Saadat Khan rendered its conclusion.
“We have heard learned counsel for the petitioner as well as the learned DG (Law) and learned DG (Political Finance),” the supreme court stated in a two-page written ruling.
This leave request is turned into an approved appeal. The petitioner, who is now the appellant, has her nomination papers for NA-119 (Lahore), NA-120, and PP-150 deemed accepted, and her name is deemed included in the final list of candidates for the General Elections of 2024. This outcome follows the set aside of the challenged judgment of the learned High Court.
“The general election for the aforementioned constituency must include the candidate’s name and her election symbol on the ballot papers, and the election for this constituency must take place on February 8, 2024, as planned.
Earlier of the hearing, the court noted that there was no legal prohibition on a candidate designating a joint bank account for electoral purposes.
The attorney for the petitioner argued that on December 21, Sanam Javed, his client, presented an affidavit dated December 22 to the Oath Commissioner, who attested to her signature.
He said that because no one had seen her in jail on December 22, the returning office had rejected her nomination papers.
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