IHC judge recuses himself from hearing Imran Khan disqualification case

August 6, 2018

Islamabad High Court Justice Aamir Farooq has recused himself from hearing a petition seeking the disqualification of PTI chief Imran Khan.

The IHC judge has referred the case to the Chief Justice with a request to form a new bench.

Hafiz Ihtisham, the spokesperson for Lal Masjid’s Shuhada Foundation, had submitted a petition, asking the court to stop Imran Khan from taking oath as prime minister.

Imran Khan was neither Sadiq nor Amin, the petition said, referring to the Seeta White case. It added that Khan had not declared his daughter in the nomination papers.

A few weeks ago, the Pakistan Justice and Democratic Party had also approached the IHC seeking Imran Khan’s disqualification over similar allegations.

However, the two judges Justice Aamir Farooq and Justice Miangul Hassan had recused themselves from hearing the case after the petitioner raised an objection on the bench.

 
 

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