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IHC Constitutes Larger Bench to Hear Asif’s Disqualification Plea

Islamabad (September 23, 2017): The Islamabad High Court has set up a three-member larger bench on Saturday to hear a petition seeking the disqualification of Foreign Affairs Minister Khawaja Asif under Article 62 and 63 of the Constitution.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Usman Dar had filed a disqualification petition against Asif Khawaja in the high court for not disclosing his Iqama a permit to work in a United Arab Emirates firm.

According to details the court has decided to hear the case and formed a larger bench comprising Justice Aamer Farooq, Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani and Justice Hassan Aurangzeb as the hearings will begin from September 26.

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The petitioner has the stance that just like deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Asif also hid his Iqama from the court and is also involved in money laundering.

He also claimed that Khawaja Asif “has been continuously employed as a full time, salaried employee of IMECL [a UAE firm] since at least July 2, 2011” and held various positions, including ‘”legal adviser” and “special adviser”.

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