IHC rejects plea seeking PM Imran’s ineligibility

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The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday disposed of a plea seeking disqualification of Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan by terming it inadmissible.

The applicant named Fidaullah moved IHC to declare PM Imran Khan disqualified over his statement that 16 MNAs sold their votes in the Senate elections.

Sheikh Rasheed also admitted and stated that action cannot be taken against them [MNAs], the applicant said in his plea.

He pleaded with the court to declare PM Khan disqualified over his confession. However, at the initial hearing of the plea, the IHC CJ declared it as inadmissible.

CJ Justice Minallah directed the applicant to ask the MNA of his constituency to file a petition in this context.

In 2019, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) rejected a petition seeking the disqualification of the premier.

The petition was heard under the stewardship of IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Mian Gul Hassan Aurangzeb. INP

 

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