“Former PM and PPP candidate appointed his two son-in-laws on high posts which are the glaring examples of nepotism, favoritism and naked corruption,” the RO told the tribunal.
Ashraf appealed the judiciary to review the matter after the concerned Returning Officer rejected his nomination papers. An election tribunal investigated the matter and decided to withhold the ROs decision of declaring Ashraf ineligible for contesting the May 11 election.
Ashraf’s lawyer, former Law Minister Farooq Naek, said the PPP will appeal against the tribunal’s decision.
“Terming Raja Pervaiz Ashraf not sagacious and righteous were mere observations of the honorable judge of IHC,” Naek said.