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IHC to Decide Kh Asif Fate Tomorrow in Disqualification Case

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) will announce its reserved verdict on tomorrow, Thursday, in his disqualification case filed by his rival candidate PTIs’ leader Usman Dar for hiding Iqama.
The larger becnh of IHC headed by Athar Minallah will announce the verdict as the notice in this connection has been issued for all concern parties.
The larger bench of IHC has reserved the judgment after conclusion of arguments by both the parties during the previous hearing.The Islamabad High Court on Tuesday reserved a verdict on a petition of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Usman Dar seeking disqualification of Federal Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif for concealing his Iqama.
On April 11, A three-member IHC larger bench comprising Justice Athar Minallah, Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani reserved the judgment after hearing arguments of both the sides.Dar has sought disqualification of Khawaja Asif contending that he had concealed that he was an Iqama holder, legal advisor of a company in the UAE and his recent labour card was issued on June 29, 2017.
Dar had cited Asif, the Election Commission of Pakistan and secretary National Assembly as respondents.
Dar had contended that Asif had been a full-time employee of an Abu Dhabi-based company Int Mech & Elec Co LLC (IMECL) since July 2, 2011.
The petitioner has attached some documents with the petition saying that against his employment, Asif was entitled to receive 35000 UAE Dirham as salary and 15000 AED as monthly allowances that is being received and currently receivable being an MNA as well as foreign minister of the country.
He contended that Asif never disclosed this source of income in Pakistan and he was no more ‘Sadiq’ and ‘Ameen’.