Disqualification plea against Zardari for 'concealing' assets in nomination papers

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Islamabad, Pakistan Published: Dec 20, 2018, 11:06 PM(IST)

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 "Asif Ali Zardari under the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Rules of the Election Commission of Pakistan should be disqualified from holding public office under Article 62 (1)(f), as in my opinion he ceases to be truthful and sagacious," the PTI lawmaker wrote in the application.

A lawmaker from the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Thursday filed a plea before the Election Commission, seeking disqualification of former president Asif Ali Zardari for allegedly concealing his assets in the nomination papers filed for elections in July 2018. 

The plea filed by PTI lawmaker from Sindh Khurram Sherzaman said that Zardari owned an apartment in Belaire Condominiums in New York but did not declare it in his nomination papers filed for the 2018 general elections.

Zardari was elected as a member of the National Assembly from Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), which is in power in Sindh province.  

 "Asif Ali Zardari under the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Rules of the Election Commission of Pakistan should be disqualified from holding public office under Article 62 (1)(f), as in my opinion he ceases to be truthful and sagacious," the PTI lawmaker wrote in the application.

The application to disqualify Zardari was filed a day after Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said that government will move against the former president for allegedly hiding foreign assets.

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