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IHC accepts petition to remove Imran as MNA for ‘concealing daughter’

Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday set a hearing date for the case in which former prime minister Imran Khan was accused of “concealing” his potential daughter in his nomination papers.

The aforementioned plea was included in a list of cases with hearing dates on December 20 that was released by the IHC Registrar’s Office.

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IHC Chief Justice Aamer Farooq sent a pre-admission notice on December 9 to the PTI leader and the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on the case of citizen Sajid Mehmood, requesting the assistance of their attorneys in determining if the petition may be maintained.

The petitioner, an MNA from the NA-95 Mianwali-I constituency, is asking for the PTI leader’s disqualification because all candidates running in elections for national or provincial assembly must submit an affidavit outlining their qualifications and assets.

Imran had incorrectly named two children in this regard, “Qasim Khan and Sulaiman Khan,” and had omitted the third. He said that one of these pieces of information is concerning the additional children of a candidate.

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The petitioner requested that the court call the former prime minister so that it could question him about the constitutional provision that states that a person shall not be qualified to be elected or chosen as a member of Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) unless he is sagacious, righteous, non-profligate, and honest, there being no declaration to the contrary by a court of law.


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