PTI leader to file disqualification petition against Zardari in SC today

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lawmaker from Sindh, Khurram Sher Zaman, will file a petition in the Supreme Court of Pakistan today (Monday) seeking disqualification of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari for concealing his assets.

Zaman will file the plea in the apex court through his lawyer.

The PTI leader had withdrawn his appeal from the Election Commission of Pakistan on Jan 10, stating he had garnered key evidence against the PPP leader that he would furnish before the top court.

The PTI lawmaker had moved the petition in the ECP accusing Zardari of concealing his assets.

He alleged that the PPP leader owned an apartment in Belaire Condomi­niums located at 524 East 72nd Street in New York but didn’t disclose it in his nomination papers for the 2018 general elections.

“Zardari under the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Rules of the Election Commission of Pakistan, as per past precedent, should be disqualified from holding public office under Article 62 (1)(f), as in my opinion he ceases to be truthful and sagacious.”

Another petition was moved against Zardari in the Peshawar High Court seeking his disqualification.

Advocate Muzamil Khan moved the petition in the high court, claiming that former president Asif Ali Zardari didn’t take measures despite being in the know in advance about the United States (US) forces’ raid in Abottabad in 2011.

He, therefore, pleaded that the PPP leader be disqualified as member of the National Assembly.

The petitioner added: “In 2011, the US force had conducted a covert operation in Bilal Town area of Abbottabad and killed Osama bin Laden.

Laden was the founder of the infamous militant group al-Qaeda which claimed responsibility for many terrorist assaults worldwide.”

Originally Posted on SuchTv


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