LAHORE – Fawad Chaudhry, the spokesperson of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, has been allowed to take part in the upcoming general elections scheduled on July 25.
The Lahore High Court announced the decision in Fawad’s favour on Thursday, a day after the election tribunal had declared the politician ineligible to contest the elections.
The tribunal had accepted the objections filed by Justice and Democratic Party’s Fakhar Abbas Kazmi, rejecting the nomination papers of the leader who is eyeing a National Assembly seat from Jhelum district of Punjab.
Kazmi had argued that Chaudhry had not paid agriculture tax on his land adding that PTI leader’s name on his identity card was listed as ‘Fawad Ahmad’.
Fawad had moved Lahore High Court, which allowed him to take part in the cut-throat electoral battle.
لاہور ہائیکورٹ نے میری نا اھلیت کا فیصلہ معطل کر دیا، الیکشن لڑنے کی اجازت دے دی گئ۔ #PTI کی فتح ہے جہلم کے عوام کی فتح ہے ۔ میں پورے پاکستان کے وکلا’ خصوصا” لاہور ہوئیکورٹ کے بار عہدیداران اور پاکستان بار کونسل اور پنجاب بار کا مشکور ہوں جو میری طرف سے پیش ہوئے
— Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) June 28, 2018
Speaking to the media after the LHC judgment, Chauhdry said that those who were celebrating his disqualification were now hiding their faces.