Karachi: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) has decided on Thursday to withdraw its petition seeking PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari disqualification from Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and approach to Supreme Court.
On December 21, Zaman, in his petition, had accused Zardari of owning an apartment in Belaire Condominiums located at 524 East 72nd Street, New York, but not declaring it in his nomination papers for the 2018 general elections. He had subsequently moved the ECP seeking Zardari’s disqualification from the National Assembly.
The PTI lawmaker, during the hearing of his petition in the ECP today, asked for his petition to be retracted, claiming that “we have found evidence that we will present at the highest forum only”.
Zaman, on the instruction of ECP member from Sindh Abdul Ghaffar Soomro, submitted a handwritten request, saying: “I want to take this case to the Supreme Court because I believe the evidence I have acquired […] are pivotal and in the best interest of Pakistan.”