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IHC removes objections on plea that sought disqualification of Zardari

Islamabad: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday heard a petition submitted by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), seeking disqualification of former president Asif Ali Zardari for not showing his properties.

The Islamabad High Court removed the objections put forward in the petition on the disqualification writs.

IHC registrar office questioned administrative objections over the petition filed by Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Mohammad Usman Dar and Khurram Sher Zaman, a Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) MPA from Sindh.

Officials said that petition did not follow the pattern and it came on the wrong forum. “The petitioners approached Supreme Court despite presence of the aforesaid forum.”

The petitioner must have approached the ECP, said court while the hearing was underway. “Why do you bring political cases to the courts. A number of other cases are already pending here”, the court commented.

Although the pleas were later admitted by the court.

The petition stated that Pakistan People’s Party co-chairman is not eligible to hold office and court ruling in needed to disqualify him from becoming a member of the National Assembly.

Chief Justice Islamabad High Court (IHC) Justice Athar Minhallah heard the petition filed by PTI lawmaker.

Zardari, Election Commission of Pakistan and National Assembly have been asked to submit their responses in the case.

 

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