SC dismisses petition seeking PM Imran Khan's disqualification

SC dismisses petition seeking PM Imran Khan's disqualification

Islamabad (Staff Report): The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) on Monday dismissed petition against Prime Minister Imran Khan seeking his disqualification.

A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Umar Atta Bandial and Justice Ijazul Ahsan heard the petition filed by Barrister Daniyal Chaudhry last year.

During the hearing, Justice Ahsan remarked that the ‘petition is now ineffective.’

Upon this, Barrister Chaudhry's counsel argued that an issue stated in the petition was still effective and the petitioner will take it up with the high court. To this, Justice Ahsan remarked that no one had stopped the petitioner from approaching the high court.

The court disposed of the case after withdrawal of petition by Barrister Daniyal Chaudhry.

Chaudhry had filed the petition against PM Imran Khan in May last year.

The petitioner maintained the stance that PM Imran Khan concealed facts in his nomination papers and he does not fulfill articles 62 and 63 of the constitution, therefore, he should be disqualified from holding any public office.