Khawaja Asif vows to knock on SC's door against disqualification ruling

03:18 PM | 26 Apr, 2018
Khawaja Asif vows to knock on SC's door against disqualification ruling
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ISLAMABAD - Disqualified Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Thursday vowed to challenge the verdict of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) in Supreme Court of Pakistan.

Talking to a senior journalist, Asif asserted that he had declared his Iqama (work permit) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) stalwart added that all his assests had been declared ever since he joined politics.

Asif has been contesting and winning from NA-110, Sialkot since at least the last three elections and is a senior figure in the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.

The IHC dealt another blow to the ruling Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz after it disqualified the country’s Foreign Minister for life in the disqualification case on Thursday.

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Khawaja Asif, who is a central leader of PML-N and had contested elections from Sialkot in 2013 was declared ineligible unanimously for holding office on account of Article 62 (1)(f) of the constitution in a case related to his foreign permit (iqama).

‘Khawaja Asif deliberately concealed his assets’ remarked the court in a short judgment announced by Justice Athar Minallah who headed a three-member larger bench.

The Islamabad High Court also directed the Election Commission of Pakistan to de-notify the lawmaker and according to the judgment, Asif will be unable to hold public or party office.