Islamabad (Staff Report): The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Monday filed disqualification petition in the Supreme Court (SC) against former president and Co-Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari.
According to details, PTI lawmaker MPA Khurram Sher Zaman filed the disqualification petition against Asif Ali Zardari in the top court.
Talking to newsmen outside the SC, Khurram said he hopes that the court will hear the petition soon. He said he was confident of winning the case.
He added that he had sufficient evidence regarding the foreign assets worth billions owned by Asif Ali Zardari.
On December 10 last year, PTI withdrew a disqualification petition filed in the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and announced to move the top court against the former president.
Khurram had said that he had found more evidence against Zardari, which he wished to take only to the Supreme Court.
On December 20, 2018, the PTI's lawmaker had filed a reference in ECP seeking the disqualification of the PPP co-chairman for allegedly concealing his New York apartment in his tax returns.
Citing Article 62 and 63 of the Constitution, the reference underscores that in his nomination form for the 2018 general elections, Asif Ali Zardari had failed to declare an apartment he allegedly owns in New York, United States.
The ECP had reviewed Zaman's reference on December 27and accorded approval for an initial hearing.
Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry announced on December 19 that the PTI had directed Khurram Sher Zaman to file a reference against Zardari for not mentioning his foreign assets in the nomination papers.
“Zardari owns an apartment in the United States. Under Article 62/63, he was bound to declare his assets which he didn’t. He is not eligible to remain a member of the Parliament anymore,” Chaudhry had said.
The PPP leader is a member of the National Assembly from NA-213, Shaheed Benazirabad, Sindh.