IHC throws out petition seeking Imran Khan, Sh Rasheed’s disqualification
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The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday threw out the petition, seeking disqualification of Prime Minister Imran Khan and Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed, saying it was inadmissible for the hearing, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Speaking on the occasion, Fidau Allah, the petitioner, prayed to the court to declare both the prime minister as well as the interior minister disqualified.
Chief Justice (CJ) of the IHC Justice Athar Minallah retorted, “Don’t make a political speech here; give legal references instead.”
The petitioner replied that PM Imran had once admitted that 16 of his party’s MNAs had switched to the opposition. “Sheikh Rasheed, on the other hand, had said he knew who these MNAs were, but feared that the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government might be over if he named them,” Fidau Allah said.
Justice Minallah asked him to which city he belonged, and which party’s candidate had been elected as an MNA from his constituency.
The petitioner told the CJ that he belonged to Lakki Marwat, and the MNA of his area was from Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).
“Go and ask him to file the petition instead,” Justice Minallah directed him and finished the court proceedings. Reporter: Ihtesham Kiani