IHC seeks Zardari’s reply in his disqualification case
ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday sought reply from co chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari, in a case related to his disqualification for concealing his assets details.
The plea filed by Prime Minister’s special assistant Usman Dar was taken by Chief Justice of the Islamabad High Court, Justice Athar Minallah.
Applicant should have contact Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and added that Parliament is proper forum for such kind of pleas, court remarked.
CJ IHC Justice Athar Minhallah deferred hearing into the matter after issuing notice to Zardari for his reply within two weeks.
Islamabad High Court on Jan 20, had removed objections raised by registrar office on disqualification writs field by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), seeking disqualification of former president Asif Ali Zardari for concealing details of his assets.
Dar while expressing gratitude to the high court on the acceptance of his disqualification petition against Asif Ali Zardari, had said said “The former president will be disqualified under Article 62 (1)(F)”.
It accused Zardari of owning an apartment in Belaire Condominiums located at 524 East 72nd Street in New York which he failed to disclose in his nomination papers for 2018 general elections.