Thursday , April 2 2020

Zardari disqualification case: Political cases not to be brought to court, IHC

Islamabad: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) took up a plea  field by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), seeking disqualification of former president Asif Ali Zardari for not showing his assets.

Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court (IHC) Justice Athar Minhallah said the petitioner should have gone to the election commission instead. “Why do you bring political cases to the courts when a number of other cases are already pending here.”

Petition briefed that the Pakistan People’s Party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari is not eligible candidate to resume his office and it urged court to give ruling to disqualify him from becoming a member of the National Assembly for life.

Asif Ali Zardari, the Election Commission of Pakistan and the National Assembly secretary are urged to submit their responses in the case.

PTI lawmaker and petitioner pleaded the court to remove Zardari from his office for not being Sadiq and Amin under Article 62 (1)(f) of the Constitution.

Weeks back, PTI leader Khurram Sher Zaman had withdrawn his plea from the ECP, stating he has a solid evidence against Zaradri which would be provided before the accountability court.

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