PTI withdraws disqualification reference against Zardari

The government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), while taking another U-turn, has withdrawn its reference against the former president of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari.

The leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Khurrum Sher Zaman said that the party wants to raise this issue in the top court of the country due to which, it has withdrawn the reference against the co-chairman of Pakistan People’s Party.

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Earlier on December 20, the ruling party had filed a disqualification petition with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Zardari for concealing his New York flat in nomination form for the 2018 general elections.

Concealing the assets comes under Article 62 (1) (f) of the constitution, added the plea. The petitioner had prayed the ECP to disqualify co-chairman PPP as he has not remained ‘Sadiq’ and ‘Ameen’.

The petition was forwarded to central secretariat. Sindh Election Commissioner had also contacted secretary ECP over the matter.

The former president is a member of the National Assembly from NA-213, Shaheed Benazirabad, Sindh.

He has been accused of owning the apartment in Belaire Condominiums located at 524 East 72nd Street, New York, United States of America.

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