IHC bench excuses from hearing plea for disqualification of Imran Khan

01 Aug, 2018 4:07 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – A two-member bench Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday excused from hearing the petition of petition seeking disqualification of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan.

After the objections raised by the petitioner in disqualification of Imran Khan, the bench was dissolved on Wednesday. The bench recused themselves about case hearing of Imran Khan’s disqualification when the petitioner raised objection. The matter was sent to the IHC chief justice for making new bench.

The division bench including, Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb, was hearing the petition filed by Abdul Wahab Baloch, secretary general of the Pakistan Justice and Democratic Party.

The petition was seeking disqualification of the upcoming prime minister under Article 62 of the constitution over the Sita White case.

Earlier on July 29, IHC Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui has been removed from a bench due to hear Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan’s disqualification case

The bench dissolved after the petitioner raised objection on its composition and the matter was referred to the IHC chief justice to constitute another bench to take up the case.

The petitioner argued that Mr. Khan didn’t disclose details about his alleged daughter Tyrian from Sita White in his nomination papers for the 2018 general elections.

Therefore, he doesn’t fulfill the requirement of Article 62 and 63 of the Constitution and is ineligible to be a member of Parliament.

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