SC disqualifies PTI MPA on fraud prices

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court docket (SC) on Friday disqualified Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) MPA from Shangla, Abdul Munim Khan, for the usage of forged paperwork to maintain his space as a authorities employee.

Khan, who’s serving as an adviser to KP Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak and a definite assistant to the executive minister for tourism, became as soon as disqualified as a outcomes of a petition, filed by Jamiat Ulema Islam’s (JUI) Sher Alam. He became as soon as disqualified over allegations that he resigned from his space of a authorities schoolteacher in Kohistan district ultimate two days sooner than the 2013 elections. In his petition, Alam had acknowledged that the legislation did no longer permit a authorities servant to contest elections until there became as soon as a two-365 days hole between the elections and their time of retirement. Following the SC’s ruling, the ECP became as soon as ordered to denotify Khan at present. The ECP in April 2017, had disqualified Khan on Alam’s petition; alternatively, the PTI MPA had taken a cease on the ECP’s issue from the Islamabad High Court docket (IHC)./Monitoring desk