Khawaja Asif to challenge the IHC verdict in apex court
ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has announced to challenge the Islamabad High Court (IHC) decision regarding his disqualification in the Supreme Court.
Earlier, IHC announced the disqualification of Khawaja Asif for holding an Iqama (work permit) of the United Arab Emirates.
According to the verdict, Khawaja Asif was not qualified to contest the 2013 general election from NA 110 as he did not fulfill the conditions described under Article 62(1)(f) of the constitution.
PTI leader Usman Dar had filed a disqualification petition against Khawaja Asif, Dar lost the 2013 general election to Asif in the NA-110 constituency.
As per the petitioner, Asif is not entitled to hold the office of MNA nor of the federal minister under the Unlimited Term Employment Contract between him and International Mechanical and Electrical Co (IMECO), a company located in Abu Dhabi.