SHC seeks record of plea against Dr Arif Alvi's election as president

Published: January 1, 2019
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President Arif Alvi. PHOTO: NNI

President Arif Alvi. PHOTO: NNI

KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) has ordered the petitioner to produce record of the plea he had filed against the election of Dr Arif Alvi as President of Pakistan.

A two-member bench comprising Justice Iqbal Kalhoro and Justice Shamsuddin Abbasi heard the case on Tuesday.

Petitioner, Azmat Rehan, argued that Dr Alvi was involved in tampering the court’s record. He claimed that the current SHC chief justice had also issued the orders against him.

SHC accepts petition challenging Alvi’s presidency

The petitioner said that Dr Alvi, in his affidavit in the case under trial in court since 1977, thrice misquoted that he was the co-trustee of Alvia trust and in a claim on Salt Bank at Hawkes Bay, he declared himself as trustee.

He said that a person involved in tampering court records could not be the president of the country.

The court remarked that the record of argument given in the court be provided and adjourned the hearing till January 21.

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