IHC throws out petition, seeking PM Imran’s disqualification

By: News Desk
Published: 02:52 PM, 21 Dec, 2021
IHC throws out petition, seeking PM Imran’s disqualification
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The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has accepted the application filed to take back the writ petition, which had been filed years back to get Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, who is currently the country’s prime minister, disqualified for contesting 2018 general elections, reported 24NewsHD TV channel. 

When a two-member bench of the IHC, comprising Chief Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Arbab Muhammad Tahir, began hearing of the case on Tuesday morning, Abdul Wahab Baloch’s, the petitioner, lawyers told them that their client wanted to withdraw the petition.  

Baloch, the petitioner, who was the Pakistan Justice and Democratic Party candidate for the National Assembly seat in the last general elections in 2018, had moved the IHC against the Appellate Tribunal’s verdict. 

The petitioner had argued that since the PTI chairman did not mention the name of his daughter Tyrian Jade White in the nomination papers he had filed for the elections, he was no more ‘truthful and honest’ (Sadiq aur Ameen). “Therefore, he be declared ineligible to contest the elections,” he had prayed.

Later, in 2019, Baloch joined the PTI and filed an application in the IHC, in which he had said he wanted to take back the petition against Imran Khan.

Reporter Ihtesham Kiani