Love child row: Ex-chief justice of Pakistan alleges Imran Khan ineligible for office

File photo of Imran Khan. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team Islamabad, Pakistan Jun 13, 2018, 06.50 AM (IST)

Former chief justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Sunday said he will file a case against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan in the Supreme Court for fathering a love child out of wedlock, and hence claim his ineligibility to hold public office.

Chaudhry, now the president of the Pakistan Justice and Democratic Party, claimed during an interview with a private news channel on Sunday that he has evidence to show that Khan has admitted to being the father of Tyrian White while abroad, but denies the same in Pakistan. He said his party would file objections against Khan’s nomination papers before the relevant ROs.

“Khan has mentioned his sons in his nomination papers but made no mention of his daughter. We shall take the case against him in the Supreme Court,” he said, adding that leaders should be ethically clean and honest. It is a matter of character, morality, and law,” he said.

He asked how Khan can go around the world speaking of justice when “he is not even willing to recognise his own daughter”.