KARACHI - The scrutiny of nomination papers of election candidates continued here on Saturday while the nomination papers of various political and religious parties, including Naimatullah Khan, Merajul Huda, Ghinwa Bhutto were found correct and accepted by the returning officers.
During the scrutiny process, Jamaat-e-Islami Naimatullah Khan’s nomination papers were accepted for NA-250 by the returning officer. Nomination papers of PML-F leader Kamran Tessori, Mehfooz Yar Khan of AML, Merajul Huda of JI and Abdul Aziz of JI for NA-250 were also approved.
The candidature of PML-F leader Shafi Awan, Ishfaq Baloch of JI and Ghinwa Bhutto of PPP were also found correct and their nomination papers were accepted for NA-248 seat. Nomination papers of Kashif Ali of PML-N was approved for NA-249. The candidate of Awami Muslim League Humayun Usman for PS-113 was approved.
The nomination papers of Qari Sadaqat, an independent candidate, were accepted for PS-103 and Farooq Awan. The Returning Officer has also approved the nomination papers of Farooq Awam, Sultan Bahadur, Owais Ghanchi and Najma Baji of PML-N for PS-108, PS-108-09, PS-110 and PS-111. The candidature of a PPP Farooq Ghanchi and Mehmood Junejo were also approved for PS-110 and 108-10 respectively.
Meanwhile, the PPP Sindh media cell has alleged that the election commission is not impartial. It vowed that party would fight with all propaganda being propagated against PPP by certain quarters in next elections.
First meeting of the PPP Sindh media cell was held with its chief and party’s provincial general secretary former Senator Taj Haider at Bilawal House on Saturday. Other members of the cell include senator Saeed Ghani, Prof ND Khan, Lal Bux Bhutto, Waqar Mehdi, Habibuddin Junaidi, Rukhsana Zubairi, Shehla Raza, Lateef Mughal and Shama Mathiani attended the meeting.
In a statement issued here on Saturday, he said that PPP media cell devised a strategy to cope up with the negative propaganda against the party candidates by certain elements and present the party’s views in the elections. The PPP also criticised on the way of asking questions from the candidates by the Returning Officers, terming the ROs’ way of scrutiny was an attempt to bring the Ziaism back in the country.
The PPP leaders directed the party’s district presidents to setup the media cells in the districts to respond to the negative propaganda in the next elections.