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Tribunal clears Abbasi to contest NA elections from Islamabad

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

Pakistan's former was today allowed by an election tribunal of the High Court to contest the elections from capital

was barred by the election officials from contesting polls from NA-53 constituency in the capital due to technical reasons as his affidavit was not properly filled in.

He challenged it in a special election tribunal where his plea was accepted by Mohsin Akhtar Kayani, according to court officials.

After hearing the argument, the tribunal rejected the objections of the election officials and allowed to contest form NA-53

Abbasi is also contesting from a seat in where his nomination papers were accepted.

He was appointed as after was disqualified by the in on July 28, 2017.

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First Published: Tue, June 26 2018. 20:30 IST