IHC rejects plea seeking PM Imran’s disqualification


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21 Jan, 2019 6:10 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday rejected a plea seeking the disqualification of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

A two-member bench comprising IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Mian Gul Hassan Aurangzeb heard a petition.

The petition stated the premier should be disqualified under Article 62(i)(f) of the Constitution as he provided incorrect information in his nomination papers as he did not mention Tyrian White as his daughter. He remarked that PM Khan was not sadiq or ameen.

The petition also said that a California court had ruled that PM Khan was the father of Tyrian Jade White in a lawsuit filed by his ex-girlfriend Sita White in 1997.

The bench asked the petitioner under what article he filed the petition. “You have filed the petition under Article 62(i)(f) of the constitution, which relates to a person’s moral character. This case has nothing to with his morality,” the court said.

IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah said that petitioner should refrain from airing people’s dirty laundry in public. The court warned the petitioner, Hafiz Aitesham, that he will be fined if he files such petitions in the future.

On Sep 24 last year, the Supreme Court (SC) dismissed a petition seeking Prime Minister Imran Khan’s disqualification.

A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, comprising Justice Umar Atta Bandial and Justice Ijazul Ahsan heard the petition regarding disqualification of PM Imran Khan.

Barrister Daniyal Chaudhry Chaudhry withdrew his petition seeking the prime minister’s disqualification, which was filed at last year. “One issue stated in the petition is still effective and we will take it up with the high court,” the petitioner adopted a stance. To reply, Justice Ahsan remarked that no one has stopped from approaching the high court.

The apex court declared the petition regarding PM Imran’s disqualification as ineffective and dismissed petition over withdrawing petition.

 



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