PML-N’s Zahid Iqbal disqualified to contest elections for holding dual-nationality


LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday declared ineligible former MNA Chaudhry Zahid Iqbal from contesting the May 11 elections over possession of dual nationality.

Iqbal was arrested earlier in April, for wrongly stating his dual nationality status while filing his nomination paper from NA-162 Sahiwal-III, and was charged under the Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution and was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment along with a fine of Rs 5,000.

He was previously disqualified by the Supreme Court in October 2012 for allegedly holding a British nationality under the dual nationality case.

Chaudhry Iqbal had won the 2008 elections from NA-162 constituency on a Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) but joined the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) a night before the allotment of election symbols this year.

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