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SC rejects plea asking Imran Khan to be disqualified

THE ASIAN AGE. | SHAFQAT ALI
Published : Sep 25, 2018, 6:26 am IST
Updated : Sep 25, 2018, 6:26 am IST

The petition had sought disqualification of the Premier as he did not fulfill Article 62 and 63 of the Constitution.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan (Photo: AP)
 Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan (Photo: AP)

Islamabad: Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a petition seeking disqualification of Prime Minister Imran Khan. During the hearing, Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar declared Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) leader Barrister Danial Chaudhry’s plea as ineffective for the case and dismissed it.

The claimant’s counsel argued that an issue mentioned in the petition was still effective. “However, I will not insist on this plea anymore,” he added.

The petition had sought disqualification of the Premier as he did not fulfill Article 62 and 63 of the Constitution.

Danial Chaudhry had alleged that the Premier had not disclosed details of his daughter Tyrian White in his 2013 nomination papers. Filed in 2017, the petition was fixed for hearing on September 24.

The petition stated that the premier does not fulfil Article 62 and 63 of the Constitution, and hence should be disqualified for not being Sadiq (truthful) and Ameen (trustworthy).

Earlier, announcing the verdict on PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi’s petitions, the SC had disposed of plea to disqualify PTI chief Imran Khan. Bani Gala is Mr Khan’s property and he bought the land for his family, the CJP announced.

Mr Abbasi had filed a petition, accusing the PTI leaders Imran Khan and Jahangir Tarin of not declaring their assets to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

Danial Chaudhry had alleged that the Premier had not disclosed details of his daughter Tyrian White in his 2013 nomination papers. Filed in 2017, the petition was fixed for hearing on September 24.

The petition stated that the premier does not fulfil Article 62 and 63 of the Constitution, and hence should be disqualified for not being Sadiq (truthful) and Ameen (trustworthy).

On December 15, 2017, the apex court found Imran Khan to be ‘honest’ but disqualified PTI’s then general secretary Jahangir Tarin.

Tags: imran khan, pakistan supreme court
Location: Pakistan, Islamabad