SC to hear Imran Khan disqualification case on July 11


ISLAMABAD, July 05 (TNS): A three-member bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP), headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar, is scheduled to hear a petition on Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s disqualification on July 11.

Justice Umar Bandiyal and Justice Faisal Arab are part of the bench slated to hear the case.

The apex court has issued notices to all relevant parties in the case.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is also hearing a plea seeking disqualification of Khan and Jehangir Tareen for an indefinite period.

During one of the hearings, PTI’s legal counsel Naeem Bukhari had argued that a similar case is being heard by the SCP, saying the ECP should take its decision once the apex court’s verdict is announced.

The petitioner, Bhutta, had said in his plea that Imran Khan did not mention his Bani Gala residence and London flats in his assets declaration before the ECP.

The petition had also stated that the PTI chief failed to abide by Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution.