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LHC to hear petition seeking Imran Khan's disqualification on March 11

Updated March 09, 2019

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Petition seeks the PTI chairman's disqualification under Article 62 and 63 of the constitution. — DawnNewspaper/File
Petition seeks the PTI chairman's disqualification under Article 62 and 63 of the constitution. — DawnNewspaper/File

The Lahore High Court on Saturday accepted for hearing a petition seeking Prime Minister Imran Khan's disqualification on the basis of Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution.

The appeal, which will be heard on March 11, claims that Khan had concealed the alleged parentage of Tyrian Jade Khan White in his nomination papers for the 2018 election.

Tyrian While is the daughter of Ana-Luisa (Sita) White, the daughter of the late Lord Gordon White. It has often been alleged that Tyrian is Imran Khan's daughter.

"Imran Khan did not mention White as one of his dependants in his nomination papers, and thus he does not measure up to Article 62 and 63 of the Constitution," the petition read. Articles 62 and 63, set the precondition for a member of parliament to be "sadiq and ameen" (honest and righteous).

The petitioner demands that Imran Khan be disqualified by the Lahore High Court.

Earlier this year, on January 21, the Islamabad High Court had also thrown out a similar petition terming it non-maintainable as it involved personal matters.

The petitioner had sought to argue that Prime Minister Khan should be disqualified for 'concealing' his alleged parentage of Tyrian Jade Khan White in his nomination papers for the 2018 election.

However, the judges refused to dwell on the arguments and admonished the petitioner for not understanding the law or respecting Islamic teachings about respecting others' privacy.