Disqualification sword hangs over three female PTI MNAs


Disqualification PTI MNAs female PTI MNAs Tashfeen Safdar Kanwal Showzeb Malayka Bukhar
18 Apr, 2019 8:41 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday issued notices to three female Members National Assembly (MNA) of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in case pertaining to dual nationality.

According to the details, the IHC took up the petition of Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) MNAs. During the hearing, the counsel of the applicant was of the view that PTI MNAs Malayka Bukhari, Tashfeen Safdar and Kanwal Showzeb are dual nationals.

The petitioner stated that all three PTI leaders have lied to the apex court. He also appealed the court to disqualify the MNAs under Article 62 and 63 of the constitution.

The court while issuing notices to PTI MNAs summoned their replies in a week.

Dual nationality : SC seeks details of Zulfi Bukhari’s education, eligibility

Earlier, Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, while hearing the dual nationality case at Lahore Registry, has sought the details of education, experience and eligibility of Zulfi Bukhari, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development.

The court also ordered to present the file regarding appointment of Zulfi Bukhari.

The CJP expressed indignation at Zulfi Bukhari for speaking loudly in courtroom. “This is the Supreme Court. Come here after leaving your anger at home. The prime minister is obedient to law and constitution and cannot make decisions of his choice. Friendship does not work in the national matters and interests,” he remarked.

Addressing Zulfi Bukhari, the CJP remarked that you (Zulfi) are a friend of someone else, not Supreme Court. “Go back if you do not want to stay here,” he ordered.

The CJP asked him why he is called Zulfi Bukhari when his name is Zufikar Bukhari. “Zulfi Bukhari was a comedian as well,” he said.

Zulfi Bukhari claimed that he is among the most 100 influential Muslims in Europe.The CJP remarked that they had given the verdict on the dual nationality and it was national security issue. Later, the court adjourned the hearing until December 5.


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