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Imran Khan cleared to contest Pak polls from Karachi's NA-243 seat

Karachi : Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and former cricketer Imran Khan will contest next month's general election in Pakistan from National Assembly Seat-243 in Karachi.
Khan was cleared to contest the elections by the Sindh Elections Appellate Tribunal on Saturday after it rejected a petition to cancel the former's nomination papers.
The petition to cancel Khan's nomination papers was filed by a candidate from former chief justice Chaudhry Iftikhar's Pakistan Justice and Democratic Party (PJDP).
It pointed to Khan's alleged failure to disclose the sponsors of his foreign trips and information on who bears the expenditure of his children as well as his failure to mention his alleged daughter in the nomination papers.
The NA-243 seat in Karachi covers the city's Gulshan-i-Iqbal area and parts of Jamshed Quarters.
Khan intends to also file his nomination papers from National Assembly Seat 95 (Mianwali) and National Assembly Seat 53 (Islamabad), and is awaiting clearance for the same from the Punjab and Islamabad election tribunals.
The other seats from which he plans to contest the elections include National Assembly Seat 35 (Bannu) and National Assembly Seat 131 (Lahore).
Khan had announced on Friday that he would formally begin his election campaign from Mianwali, from where he was elected in 2002.  

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