ECP denotifies Khawaja Asif as member of National Assembly

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ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday denotified Khawaja Asif as member of the National Assembly, notification for which was issued after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) disqualified him.
“The Election Commission of Pakistan hereby de-notifies Khawaja Mohammad Asif as Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan from Constituency No. NA-110 Sialkot with immediate effect,” read the ECP notification.
Earlier, the Islamabad High Court on Thursday disqualified Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif under Article 62 (i) (f) of the Constitution for the non-disclosure of his employment as an occupation and the monthly salary he was receiving. “These ought to have been truly declared in the nomination paper of, at best, when the statement regarding foreign remittances and details thereof were challenged,” the verdict added.
Announcing the verdict, the three-member bench stated that Asif was not qualified to contest polls in 2013. The registrar was also directed to send a copy of the judgement to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and speaker of the National Assembly to denotify Asif as an MNA.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) supporters started raising slogans of “Go Nawaz Go” outside the court after the announcement of the verdict.
Shortly after the verdict, Asif announced he will challenge the verdict and added he had never concealed his foreign work permit.


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