According to the cause list issued by the Registrar’s Office, The Islamabad High Court will hear the petition on the disqualification of Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry for hiding his assets, Chief Justice Athar Minallah will hear the case on November 16..
Journalist Sami Ibrahim, The petitioner has claimed that the Fawad Chaudhry did not disclose details of the land he owns in Jhelum in his nomination papers for the 2018 General Election. He is no longer ‘sadiq and ameen’ and should be disqualified, Sami Ibrahim argued.
Article 62 (1)(f) of the Constitution is a provision requiring elected officials to be ‘sadiq and ameen’ or honest and righteous. Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and PTI leader Jahangir Tareen were disqualified under this clause.
Sami Ibrahim and Fawad Chaudhry are no strangers. A controversy had erupted after the federal minister slapped the anchor Sami Ibrahim during a wedding ceremony in Faisalabad in June.
Fawad Chaudhry told at the time that he slapped Sami Ibrahim after he got angry, Further added that he made a new advertisement policy when he was minister for information and divided the channels into A, B, C and D categories on the basis of ratings.
The Minister said that Sami Ibrahim approached him and asked him to put his channel into category A and asked for an adjustment of Rs.20 million.
Sami Ibrahim claimed that Fawad Chaudhry slapped him without saying a word. The anchorperson claimed that his glasses fell to the ground with the force of the blow but he didn’t respond to Fawad Chaudhry.
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