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Pakistan ex-FM Khawaja Asif challenges disqualification

THE ASIAN AGE. | SHAFQAT ALI
Published : May 3, 2018, 7:00 am IST
Updated : May 3, 2018, 7:00 am IST

Asif requested the court to annul the notification of Election Commission of Pakistan.

Khawaja Asif (Photo: File)
 Khawaja Asif (Photo: File)

Islamabad: Former Pakistan foreign minister Khawaja Asif on Wednesday challenged the decision of Islamabad High Court (IHC) regarding his disqualification over iqama (work permit) in the Supreme Court.

In a petition, Mr Asif said he unintentionally concealed the details of his bank accounts but provided them before the filing of current writ. He requested the court to annul the notification of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

On April 27, IHC disqualified Mr Asif from the parliament under Article 62 (1) (f). A three-member bench, headed by Justice Athar Minallah, had reserved verdict on Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Usman Dar’s plea on April-10. As per details garnered, the verdict was announced by Justice Athar Minallah.

The bench disqualified Khawaja Asif in the following words: “We declare that the Respondent was not qualified to contest the General Election of 2013 from NA 110 as he did not fulfill the conditions described under Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution, read with section 99(1)(f) of the Act of 1976.

Tags: khawaja asif, islamabad high court
Location: Pakistan, Islamabad