Larger bench formed to hear Khawaja Asif’s disqualification plea | Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Saturday constituted a larger bench to hear the petition seeking disqualification of Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Usman Dar submitted a plea in the IHC regarding the former defence minister’s dismissal from post.

The court, giving an initial verdict, said that the matter has been referred to Chief Justice for the constitution of larger bench.

It was learnt that the CJ IHC has formed a larger bench which will hear the case on Sept 26.

The larger bench consists of Justice Amir Farooq, Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani and Justice Mian Gul Hasan Aurangzeb.

PTI’s Dar had filed the petition against Asif on the basis of his Iqama.

Responding to the allegations, Asif had earlier said the salary he received through the Iqama had been declared with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and Federal Bureau of Revenue for the last 27 years.

Dar, who lost the 2013 General Elections to Asif in the NA-110 constituency, said Asif did not declare his Iqama [contract] and employment with the company in the nomination papers he filed with the ECP.

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