LAHORE – The election tribunal of the Lahore High Court has been requested through an appeal to set aside the accepted nomination papers of PML-N Chief Nawaz Sharif who is contesting election from NA-120.

The appeal has been moved by Afshan Ameerud Din, a sister of Arif Ameer alias Tippu Truckaan Wala who was assassinated on January 22, 2010 in Lahore, through Advocate Mian Hanif Tahir and Mian Asad Mahmood Advocate.

The appellant, who is also a candidate from PP-140, stated that the returning officer of NA-120 had dismissed the objections raised by her, and failed to understand the paragraphs 14 and 15 of the judgment issued by the Supreme Court in Asghar Khan Case.

She pointed out that the apex court had observed in the SC judgment that legal proceedings should be initiated against the politicians who allegedly had received donations to spend on election campaign in 1990’s elections.

“Therefore, transparent investigation on the criminal side be initiated by the FIA against all of the them and if sufficient evidence is collected they would be sent up to face the trail according to law,” she quoted the SC observations in her appeal. She said the apex court judgment was binding upon all judicial and executive authorities including Election Commission of Pakistan.

She said the returning officer had also failed to exercise his legal obligations to see the conduct of PML-N Chief who is illegally occupying the property owned by her and two other sisters. She alleged Mian Nawaz Sharif was a defaulter in terms of Article 62 and 63 of the constitution.

She requested the LHC election tribunal to accept her appeal and set aside the nomination papers accepted by the returning officer.

Mustafa Ramday, the counsel of PML-N chief, had earlier defended the objections before the RO by arguing that no inquiry had been initiated by the FIA and the matter was pending for investigation before the agency. Following, these arguments RO Sajjad Ahmad dismissed the objections and accepted the nomination papers of PML-N chief.