Imran Khan’s disqualification case: SC to hear a review petition today

Imran Khan’s disqualification case: SC to hear a review petition today

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday (today) will hear a review petition, filed by the incarcerated PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi, challenging the verdict of a disqualification case against Prime Minister Imran Khan.

In January 2018, however, Hanif Abbasi had filed a review petition against the apex court decision to reject the disqualification case against Premier Imran Khan.

The 13-page review petition challenged the eligibility of Imran as PM for allegedly concealing his assets and ownership of offshore companies.

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court had dismissed a constitutional petition seeking disqualification of Prime Minister Imran Khan for non-disclosure of mandatory details especially about his children in his nomination papers for the July 25 elections this year.

Barrister Daniyal Chaudhry approached the apex court seeking disqualification of the prime minister under article 62 of the Constitution.

As the matter came up for hearing, the petitioner told the bench that he wanted to withdraw his petition. The bench granted his request and dismissed the petition as withdrawn.

The petitioner had earlier contended that the premier concealed essential facts in his nomination papers for the July 25 polls. As per article 62 of the Constitution, Imran Khan is not eligible to hold a public office, he argued.

Moreover, on Sep 22, Pakistan Justice and Democratic Party’s Abdul Wahab Baloch filed a petition before the election tribunal of the Lahore High Court, requesting it to declare the PM’s win from NA-95 seat void for concealing essential details that were ought to be known earlier.

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