IHC disqualifies Khawaja Asif

Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has disqualified from parliament by Islamabad High Court (IHC) in Iqama holding case.

Khawaja Asif disqualified for life under the article 62(1) (f) of the constitution and according to this Asif will be unable to hold any public and party office.

IHC stated in its verdict that Asif was not even qualified to contest polls in 2013. The Islamabad Court registrar was also directed to send a copy of the judgement to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and the speaker of the national assembly to denotify Khawaja Asif as foreign minister and a member of parliament.

A three-member bench of the Islamabad High Court announces its reserved verdict in a petition of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Usman Dar seeking disqualification of Federal Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif for concealing his Iqama.

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