Khawaja Asif challenges formation of IHC’s larger bench in disqualification case

Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Monday challenged the formation of Islamabad High court’s larger bench in the case seeking his disqualification.
The bench headed by Justice Amir Farooq conducted hearing of the case.
In a reply submitted in court, Asif maintained that the court issued observation for the formation of larger bench on September 18 whereas a notice was issued to him on September 26 seeking reply over the petition.
The reply stated that the petitioner concealed all facts from the court and has utilized all the forums for his disqualification. Asif stated that he has been denied the right to appeal by the formation of larger bench.
Moreover, the foreign minister has also sought respite from the court for submitting reply over the iqama. The court while approving the request has adjourned the hearing till November 30.
The petition has been moved in the high court by Usman Dar of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) seeking his disqualification for alleged attempt to not disclose his iqama (foreign residential permit).