PTI appreciates IHC decision for disqualifying Khawaja Asif  

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Usman Dar, Leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader on Thursday appreciated the Islamabad High Court (IHC) decision for announcing the disqualification of Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif for holding the work permit (Iqama).

While talking to media persons outside the IHC on Thursday after the verdict, Dar said that judiciary proved that it is free and giving the decision according to the constitution.

Earlier, the Islamabad High Court’s (IHC), three-member bench headed by Justice Minallah ruled that Asif stands disqualified from Parliament for holding an Iqama (work permit) of the United Arab Emirates.

Usman Dar had filed a disqualification petition against FM Khawaja Asif, who contested and lost the 2013 general election against him in Sialkot.

Dar further added that the all credit for today’s victory goes to Imran Khan and he thanked the PTI chief and Jehangir Tareen for their continuous support and encouragement in the case.

The IHC on Thursday ruled that Asif is not ‘honest’ and ‘truthful’ as per the Constitution. The court stated that Asif did not mention his foreign employment in his nomination papers.

The three bench members unanimously ruled that Asif has been disqualified as per Article 62 (1) (f) of the Constitution.