The Islamabad High Court (IHC) bench led by Chief Justice Athar Minallah on Thursday (April 4) during the hearing of a case pertaining to disqualification of former president Asif Ali Zardari, issued notices to him to submit his response within two weeks.
As the hearing went underway, Chief Justice remarked that “You people could have approached the FBR. This court has 18,000 other cases to settle,” he remarked. “While other appropriate forums are available, why the court should be involved in such matters?” he further asked.
On January 28, the PTI leaders Usman Dar and Khurrum Sher Zaman filed a disqualification petition against Pakistan Peoples Party co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari, which argued that the former president omitted details pertaining to ownership of an apartment in New York City, United States, in the nomination papers filed ahead of the July 25 general elections. He also failed to disclose two bulletproof vehicles, thereby violating Article 62(i)(f) of the Constitution and Section 231 of the Election Act, 2017.
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