IHC constitutes bench to hear petition seeking Asif’s disqualification

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday constituted a new larger bench to hear a petition seeking disqualification of Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif over non-disclosure of work permit.
After the formation of the three-judge bench headed by Justice Athar Minallah, the matter will be taken up on April 05.
Earlier, the bench dissolved after Justice Gul Hassan Aurangzeb refused to proceed with the case.
Subsequently, the matter was referred to IHC Chief Justice Anwar Khan Kasi to reconstitute the bench.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Usman Dar moved the IHC seeking Khawaja Asif’s disqualification over non-disclosure of his Iqama [a permit to work in the UAE].
On Sept 23, a larger bench headed by Justice Aamer Farooq had sought a written reply on the matter from the foreign minister after declaring the petition against him maintainable at the last hearing.

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