Objectionable comments: PHC issues notice to PkMAP chief

Achakzai not only violated his oath but also the Constitution


Our Correspondent December 14, 2016
CBA CEO Shah assured the court that the green belt or trees would not be harmed. PHOTO: PPI

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court on Wednesday issued notice to head of Pakhtunkhwa Mili Awami Party Mehmood Khan Achakzai in a writ petition seeking his disqualification as member of the National Assembly for his alleged statement declaring K-P as part of Afghanistan and a land of Afghan nationals.

A two-member bench comprising Justice Yahya Afridi and Justice Ikramullah Khan issued notice to Mehmood Khan Achakzai directing him to submit reply to the questions raised in the petition.

The bench issued notice in a writ petition filed by PTI local leader and chairman Tehreek-e-Haqooq Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa  Zahir Shah. During the hearing, Shah’s lawyer submitted that Achakzai, in his speech on July 1, had called K-P a part of Afghanistan and land of Afghan nationals. The lawyer said that Achakzai had taken an oath as a MNA that he would remain loyal to the country and would not violate law and Constitution of Pakistan.

He argued that by his statement Achakzai not only violated his oath but also the Constitution and thus he should not remain MNA.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 14th, 2016.

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