Three-Member Bench Formed for Khawaja Asif Disqualification Plea


ISLAMABAD: A three-member bench has been formed by the Supreme Court for the petition against IHC’s verdict disqualifying Khawaja Asif. Former foreign minister had challenged the IHC verdict in Supreme Court to make the verdict null  and void.

The Supreme Court formed a three-member bench headed by Justice Umar Ata Bandial today to hear plea pertaining disqualification of Khawaja Asif, on May 7.

Asif had challenged his disqualification verdict of Islamabad High Court in the Supreme Court on earlier this week.

Khawaja Asif has stated in his plea that he unintentionally failed to disclose his foreign work permit in his nomination papers. He has pleaded the court to declare the IHC judgment null and void.

On April 27, Asif was disqualified by the Islamabad High Court on basis of Article 62 (1)(f) of the Constitution for failing to disclose his employment in a UAE company and the monthly salary he was receiving in his nomination papers.


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