Bench dissolved as Justice Athar Minallah rescues himself from hearing Imran’s disqualification case

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, the Islamabad High Court judge Justice Athar Minallah rescued himself from hearing the case related to disqualification of designated prime minister Imran Khan.

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A day earlier, the IHC had formed a divisional bench to hear a petition seeking disqualification of PTI chairman Imran Khan under Article 62 of the Constitution, Newsone reported.

Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui was heading a two member divisional bench, as Justice Athar Minallah being the second member.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan was summoned on August 1st by Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui

This is the second time that a bench constituted against prime minister in waiting has been dissolved, as on August 2, Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Aurangzeb had to hear the case but the bench recused from the hearing, which ultimately dissolved the bench.

Abdul Wahab Baloch, a member of Justice and Democratic party, had filed an appeal in the high court on June 2 against the acceptance of Imran Khan’s nomination papers from NA-243, Karachi.

The petitioner argued that Imran Khan was not Sadiq and Ameen because he had failed to mention Tyrian White as his daughter in his nomination papers and hence he should be disqualified under Article 62 of the Constitution.

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