IHC admits plea seeking IK’s disqualification for ‘concealing daughter’

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The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday fixed for hearing a petition seeking the disqualification of former premier Imran Khan as a lawmaker for “concealing” his putative daughter in his nomination papers.

The IHC’s Registrar Office also issued a list of cases slated for hearing on Dec 20 with the aforementioned plea a part of it.

IHC Chief Justice Aamer Farooq had on Dec 9 issued a pre-admission notice to the PTI chief and the Election Commission of Pakistan on the petition of citizen Sajid Mehmood, asking their counsels to help the court decide if the petition is maintainable.

The petitioner is seeking the disqualification of the PTI chief, an MNA from the NA-95 Mianwali-I constituency, contending that all candidates contesting elections for either national or provincial assemblies are required to furnish an affidavit with respect of their credentials and assets.

He said one such information is about the children who are dependent on a candidate, and in this regard, Imran had wrongly mentioned two children — “Qasim Khan and Sulaiman Khan” — and had omitted the third.