The election tribunal rules that Saifullah Abro does not fulfil the requirements of a technocrat. Abro, a wealthy contractor, was awarded the Senate ticket from Sindh. Sindh leaders had protested against the selection of Senate candidate. KARACHI: The nomination papers of PTI’s Senate candidate from Sindh on a technocrat seat were rejected by the election tribunal on Monday. The returning officer’s (RO) decision to accept the nomination papers of the PTI leader was challenged by GM Khan and Shahid Ali last week. The election tribunal took up the petition on Monday and heard arguments from both parties. Read more: Sindh PTI leaders object to award of ticket to Vawda, Abro In its verdict, the tribunal declared the verdict of the RO null and void and ruled that Abro cannot contest the Senate polls. “The objections raised by the petitioners were proved true and Saifullah Abro does not fulfil the requirement of a technocrat,” the order stated. Key party leaders from three zones of rural Sindh had approached Sindh Governor Imran Ismail to show their anger and demand the party’s high command to take back tickets from Federal Minister Faisal Vawda and Abro. Read more: Objections against Faisal Vawda’s ticket rejected In the letter, PTI office-bearers from three regions said they were “extremely disappointed with the entire process” of the selection of PTI’s candidates for the Senate polls. However, these objections were rejected by Prime Minister Imran Khan after he held a review of the award of Senate tickets.

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PM will leave for a two-day visit to Sri Lanka on the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart, Mahinda Rajapaksa
The premier will be accompanied by a high-level delegation, including members of the Cabinet and senior officials
He will be discussing key regional and international issues

ISLAMABAD: On the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart, Mahinda Rajapaksa, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday embarks on a two-day official visit to Sri Lanka.

The premier will be accompanied by a high-level delegation, including members of the Cabinet and senior officials.

To exchange views on key regional and international issues, Prime Minister will hold meetings with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa during the visit.

Read more: Foreign Office confirms PM Imran Khan’s Sri Lanka trip amid speculation

He will also lead the delegation-level talks, covering all areas of cooperation between the two countries, including trade, investment, health, education, agriculture, science, and technology besides defence and culture tourism.

The prime minister will also participate in a joint ‘Trade and Investment Conference’ aimed at promoting trade and investment between the two countries.

A number of MoUs to enhance bilateral cooperation will be signed during the visit

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