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'Insufficient details of assets': ECP rejects Imran Khan's nomination for NA-108 by-election

PTI central secretary information Farrukh Habib announced to challenge the rejection

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'Insufficient details of assets': ECP rejects Imran Khan's nomination for NA-108 by-election
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Islamabad: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday clarified that PTI Chairman Imran Khan's nomination for the NA-108 (Faisalabad) by-election was rejected due to "insufficient details regarding his assets" and not because of any issues with his signatures.

A statement from the office of the Punjab election commissioner confirmed that the returning officer rejected the nomination.

"Imran Khan's nomination papers were not rejected due to signature verification issue. Imran Khan's nomination papers were rejected due to insufficient details of assets," the statement quoted the returning officer as explaining the decision's rationale.

PTI central secretary information Farrukh Habib criticised the rejection and said it would be immediately challenged, adding that Imran would definitely contest the NA-108 by-election.

According to an issued ECP statement, the by-elections for the constituencies of NA-22 Mardan, NA-24 Charsadda, NA-31 Peshawar, NA-45 Kurram, NA-108 Faisalabad, NA-118 Nankana Sahib and Karachi's NA-237, NA-239, and NA-246 will be held on September 25.

Just hours after the ECP announced the schedule, Imran had announced his candidature on all nine vacant seats in the by-polls that will be held on Sept 25.

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