Maryam Nawaz terms Khawaja Asif disqualification 'fixed match'

03:03 PM | 26 Apr, 2018
Maryam Nawaz terms Khawaja Asif disqualification 'fixed match'
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ISLAMABAD - Minutes after Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif was disqualified on Thursday, Maryam Nawaz, daughter of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, decried the ruling of the Islamabad High Court.

The leader of the embattled Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) took to Twitter, saying: “Whoever you are certain you cannot defeat in elections, you get them disqualified through a fixed match”. She added that the public will "now even vote for Asif's shadow".

The Islamabad High Court 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.

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).

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‘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.