PPP’s provincial president stands disqualified, rules BHC

  • The additional session court had awarded him a two-year jail and imposed a fine of Rs10,000 in a fake degree case in 2013
Pakistan

QUETTA – Balochistan High Court on Monday upheld the disqualification of Pakistan Peoples Party’s provincial president Ali Madad Jattak, who was going to contest elections from PP-31 in Quetta.

A two-member bench comprising, Justice Naeem Akhtar Afghan and Justice Nazeer Langoor, barred the PPP leader from taking part in the election set to be held on July 25.

Earlier, Jattak had been disqualified by the Returning Officer and the appellate tribunal. He had challenged the verdict in the high court.

In 2013, the additional session court had awarded him a two-year jail and imposed a fine of Rs10,000 in a fake degree case.

After the sentence, Jattak was arrested from the court premises and shifted to jail. He was elected as a member of the Balochistan Assembly in the 2008 election.