Helim Adil Sheikh’s legal representative, Barrister Ali Tahir, has formally communicated with the Election Commission, expressing strong objections to the rejection of his client’s nomination papers from Constituency NA-238 in East District. In the correspondence, it is asserted that the papers were dismissed without due cause, prompting a formal protest against this decision.
The communication addressed to Election Commissioner Pakistan, Sikander Sultan Raja, and other relevant officials such as Nisar Durrani, a member of the Election Commission Sindh, raises concerns about the rejection of Helim Adil Sheikh’s candidacy documents from District East NA-238.
Furthermore, the letter outlines that no specific objection or receipt was provided regarding the rejection of Helim Adil’s papers, implying a lack of transparency in the decision-making process. The legal representative contends that no reasons for the rejection were communicated, nor was any acknowledgment furnished.
The document also alleges that the Returning Officer (RO) acted against the law by excluding everyone during the decision-making process, disregarding individuals who had filed objections. Surprisingly, those who raised objections were not present during the decision-making, raising questions about the fairness of the proceedings. It is emphasized in the communication that only requests were available from objectors, not their physical presence.
The crux of the matter, as presented in the correspondence, revolves around the demand to accept Helim Adil Sheikh’s nomination papers and provide a receipt for the decision. The legal representative contends that the rejection lacked legal grounds and procedural fairness, urging the Election Commission to rectify the situation promptly.
This legal challenge unfolds against the backdrop of increasing scrutiny and vigilance in the electoral process, where candidates and their representatives are closely monitoring procedural integrity. The allegations of arbitrary rejections and lack of transparency, if proven, could raise serious questions about the credibility and fairness of the electoral process in Constituency NA-2
Helim Adil Sheikh’s legal maneuver, orchestrated by Barrister Ali Tahir, brings to light issues of due process and transparency in the electoral proceedings. The letter to the Election Commission underscores the need for a thorough review of the rejection decision, ensuring that the democratic principles of fairness and justice are upheld in the electoral process.