LAHORE: The Election Commission of Pakistan rejected the nomination papers of Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Ayaz Amir, Express News reported on Thursday.
Amir had filed his papers from Chakwal.
An objection criticising Amir for writing articles “against the ideology of Pakistan” was filed against his nomination papers by complainant Babar Salim.
The decision against Amir’s nomination papers was taken by an ECP returning officer yesterday.
According to Pakistan’s Constitution, one cannot be a member of Parliament if he or she has “worked against the integrity of the country or opposed the ideology of Pakistan.”
Amir confirmed with local media that his nomination papers had been rejected. He said he would file an appeal against the decision tomorrow.
Amir is a renowned journalist and columnist who has contributed to Dawn and The News International.
He occupied the Chakwal district NA-60 seat.