Ishaq Dar allowed to contest senate election


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LAHORE: Lahore High court has allowed former finance minister Ishaq Dar to contest senate election.

A petition has been filed against Ishaq Dar by Nawabzada Nawazish Ali of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), in which it was claimed that Ishaq Dar is declared absconder by the court so he cannot contest senate elections.

A special bench of Lahore High court comprising Justice Abid Aziz Sheikh and Justice Jawad Hassan has heard the petition and announced the verdict.

Court has dismissed the petition against Ishaq dar allowing him to take part in senate election as a candidate.

Ishaq Dar had submitted nomination papers seperately for both General and Technocrats seats of Senate.