ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has annulled the verdict of Islamabad High Court (IHC) disqualifying former foreign minister Khawaja Asif from the office.
The decision is announced by a three-member bench headed by Justice Umar Atta Bandial. Asif had filed a review petition in the SC against his disqualification in late April.
Asif’s counsel Muneer A. Malik, in the plea, had informed the court that the former foreign minister was disqualified on three grounds: ie, holding an Iqama, not declaring his salary in his nomination papers, and not declaring a sum of 4,700 UAE dirhams in his nomination papers.
Challenging the IHC’s decision, Malik said that there had never been a transaction in a Dubai bank account which was closed on July 7, 2015.