Thursday Sep 12, 2019
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday issued notices to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and the Law Ministry regarding an application seeking the disqualification of Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry.
The hearing on the application was conducted by IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah.
During the hearing today, the petitioner’s lawyer said Chaudhry is no longer Sadiq (honest) and Ameen (truthful) since he failed to declare his lands in Jhelum, which is why the court should disqualify the federal minister.
The petitioner’s lawyer further said Chaudhry had concealed his assets while submitting his nomination papers with the election body.
To this, the CJP Minallah inquired who can be declared Sadiq and Ameen?
“We [court] disqualified Khawaja Asif, but the Supreme Court reinstated him,” Justice Minallah. “The example is in front of you; the judiciary as an institution should not get mixed up in political matters.”