Islamabad High court (IHC) summons PM Imran Khan for a hearing on a case related to his disqualification. According to reports, Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Arbab Muhammad Tahir will hear the case.
To clarify, back in 2018, a petitioner registered a case against PM Imran Khan for not publicly declaring his alleged love child Tyrian White as his daughter incas his nomination papers. The petitioner demanded the disqualification of PM Khan under Article 62(i)(f) of the constitution for providing incorrect information in his nomination papers.
However, Justice Athar remarked private matters of any person should not be brought in the court. Justice Athar also said that in Islam, one should attempt to brush other’s private matters under the carpet.
“Such petitions are only a wastage of time,” Justice Athar Minallah stated.
Interestingly, the petitioner was Abdul Wahab Baloch, a candidate of the Pakistan Justice and Democratic Party in the last general election. Later, he joined PTI and filed a miscellaneous petition to withdraw the case in February 2019.
Similarly, the Supreme Court (SC) also rejected another petition seeking disqualification of PM Khan for not being truthful and righteous. Barrister Danyal Chaudhry filed the petition in May 2017 soon after the apex court constituted a six-member Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to probe allegations of corruption against then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. However, the court stated it was filed during the term of the previous National Assembly, which already completed its tenure. As a result, it ruled against the petition.
APS case: SC summons PM Khan
On another note, last month, SC summoned PM Khan in the Army Public School (APS) case. The Chief Justice questioned PM Khan regarding the steps taken to provide justice to the parents of the APS martyrs.
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PM Khan replied that he was not in power at that time. However, PTI was in power in KP and took all necessary measures.
“We made a National Action Plan after the tragedy,” the PM replied. “We won the war because the whole nation stood with Pakistan Army.
On Dec 16, 2014, six Taliban terrorists entered APS and martyred nearly 150 people, including more than 130 schoolchildren. The terror organization Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the deadliest attack in Pakistan’s history.