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    SC strikes down Khawaja Asif's disqualification

    Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Dar, also the petitioner, said the court had ruled in favour of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). “I will now approach the people’s court,” he told reporters at the apex court.
    On April 26, the IHC disqualified the PML-N stalwart under Article 62 (i) (f) of the Constitution for the non-disclosure of his employment as an occupation and the monthly salary he had been receiving.
    “These ought to have been truly declared in the nomination paper of, at best, when the statement regarding foreign remittances and details thereof were challenged,” the verdict added. Announcing the verdict, the three-member bench said Asif was not eligible to contest the 2013 general elections. The registrar was also directed to send a copy of the judgement to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and National Assembly speaker to denotify Asif as MNA.“Reasons to be recorded later. We allow this petition and convert it into an appeal,” Justice Bandial added. He further asked if a conflict of interest could lead to disqualification as the topic has been discussed at great length the world over.
    Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Dar, also the petitioner, said the court had ruled in favour of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). “I will now approach the people’s court,” he told reporters at the apex court.
    On April 26, the IHC disqualified the PML-N stalwart under Article 62 (i) (f) of the Constitution for the non-disclosure of his employment as an occupation and the monthly salary he had been receiving.
    “These ought to have been truly declared in the nomination paper of, at best, when the statement regarding foreign remittances and details thereof were challenged,” the verdict added. Announcing the verdict, the three-member bench said Asif was not eligible to contest the 2013 general elections. The registrar was also directed to send a copy of the judgement to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and National Assembly speaker to denotify Asif as MNA.
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