IHC to hear Imran's disqualification plea for concealing ‘daughter’

Chief Justice Amir Farooq will conduct the hearing on the application on Monday

News Desk November 20, 2022
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan is addressing his party’s long march on Sunday, November 13. SCREENGRAB

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) will take up a petition tomorrow (Monday), seeking disqualification of PTI chairman and former premier Imran Khan for concealing information about his alleged daughter Tyrian White.

IHC Chief Justice Amir Farooq will conduct the hearing on the application, which contended that Imran Khan had concealed information about his alleged daughter in his nomination papers, according to Express News.

Petitioner Muhammad Sajid has maintained in the application that Imran Khan in the past had denied about his alleged daughter “but now he does not answer about it because he knows that there is evidence against him”.

The petitioner contended that the PTI chief is unfit for holding public office while asking “why he should not be disqualified under Article 62(i)(f)”.

Last month, the IHC had indefinitely adjourned the hearing on the petition after neither the petitioner nor any representative on the petitioner's behalf appeared before the court.

Also read: IHC adjourns Imran's disqualification case indefinitely

In 2018, a similar case was filed against then-premier Imran for not declaring Tyrian White as his daughter in his nomination papers.

The petitioner had contested that the PTI chairman should be disqualified under Article 62(i)(f) of the Constitution for providing incorrect information in his nomination papers, adding that he is no longer “Sadiq and Ameen”.

The petitioner, Abdul Wahab Baloch, was a candidate of the Pakistan Justice and Democratic Party in the last general election. Baloch had later joined the PTI and filed a miscellaneous petition in February 2019 to withdraw the case.

In January, the IHC had declared the petition seeking the disqualification of then prime minister Imran Khan inadmissible.


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