IHC reserves verdict on admissibility of plea for Imran’s disqualification
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The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday reserved the judgement on the admissibility of a petition for the disqualification of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan over not showing his alleged daughter in the nomination papers, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
IHC Chief Justice Aamer Farooq heard the petition filed by one named Sajid and directed the petitioner’s counsel to argue in the light of the Supreme Court’s decisions.
“There have been two conflicting opinions in the past. Is the forum for this debate election commission or the high court?” the IHC chief justice remarked.
“In the Faisal Vawda case, we had sent the matter to the election commission. There are a lot of judicial decisions on both sides. There are also judgments of former chief justice Saqib Nisar and Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan. [So] bring the decisions of the Supreme Court in arguments,” he said to the petitioner’s counsel.
At this, the petitioner’s counsel presented before the court a copy of the Supreme Court’s judgements.
“It is also written in the Election Act that it is the jurisdiction of the court,” the petitioner’s lawyer told the court.
The court then reserved the judgement and adjourned the hearing of the case.
Reporter: Ehtisham Kiyani