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ECP disqualifies KP MPA Abdul Munim Khan

ECP disqualifies KP MPA Abdul Munim Khan
April 19, 2017

ISLAMABAD, 19 April: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday disqualified the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial assembly member MPA Abdul Munim Khan who was elected from PK-88, Shangla during general elections 2013. He was disqualified on basis of allegations that he was serving as a government school teacher months before 2013 general elections.
ECP announced the decision on the petition filed by the opponent candidate Sher Alam who claimed that Abdul Munim Khan was serving as a primary school teacher a month before the 2013 general elections. He claimed that Abdul Munim had also withdrawn the March 2013 salary as school teacher.
The petitioner claimed that according to law a government servant could not contest election unless two-year gap from his retirement. He claimed that Abdul Munim has violated the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) rules.
Abdul Munim was serving as an advisor to Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervaiz Khattak and was an MPA from district Shangla.
Abdul Munim Khan had secured 10494 votes in 2013 general elections and was elected as member of KP provincial assembly. His opponent candidate Sher Alam had secured 7652 votes.


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