The Returning Officer Ashtar Abbas rejected the nomination papers Mian Shahbaz Sharif for one National Assembly (NA 119) seat and two Provincial Assembly (PP 141 and PP 142) seats. Tariq Badaruddin Banday, a candidate from NA 119 filed objection against nomination papers of Shahbaz Sharif that the brother of Nawaz Sharif was a bank defaulter. He submitted documents showing Shahbaz a defaulter of Rs 12 million. It must be noted that the nomination papers of Shahbaz Sharif’s son Hamza Shahbaz have already been accepted for above mentioned three constituencies.
While unsurprisingly the papers of Benazir Bhutto who has twice been thrown out of power because of corruption still stands to contest in the elections. Free and Fair, yeah right
election are free for Musharraf’s party/es and full of fear for the rest Opposition! ok.
free & fear!
Still just for a brief millisecond of a second, it made my heart swell with pride that a bank defaulter was not allowed to contest elections. Amazingly…what exactly is the said bank doing to recover its 12 million Rs as those of the books are known to be ruthless with claim departments and all. Oh right.. thats just for people who are 2 days late in their credit card payments…story of our country!