ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has issued a pivotal decision, granting permission for Sanam Javed, a prominent social media activist associated with the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), to contest in the upcoming elections. The court’s decision comes after Javed, along with former senator Shaukat Mahmood Basra, filed appeals challenging the rejection of their nomination papers.
Initially submitting her nomination papers for NA-119 and PP-150 in Lahore, Sanam Javed faced rejection by returning officers on various grounds. Despite pursuing appeals at the election tribunal and the Lahore High Court, the decisions were not in her favor.
However, the Supreme Court, led by Justice Muneeb Akhtar and a three-member bench, has reviewed the appeals and granted Sanam Javed the opportunity to participate in the democratic process by contesting in the upcoming general elections.
This decision marks a significant development in the legal battle faced by Sanam Javed, a social media figure who has encountered legal challenges in the past, including arrests on charges of sedition and cybercrime.
The Supreme Court’s decision holds implications not only for Sanam Javed but also for the broader context of election proceedings and the challenges faced by PTI candidates in the acceptance of their nomination papers. It remains to be seen how this development will impact the political landscape as the elections draw near.