Opposition seeks Sharif’s disqualification

July 10, 2014 - 12:56:31 am

ISLAMABAD:  An opposition party the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) yesterday filed a petition with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to seek the disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as a member of the parliament on the basis of some allegations, it was learnt.

According to the reports, two members of the parliament from PTI, Murad Saeed and Ali Muhammad Khan, filed the petition with the ECP which called for the disqualification of PM Sharif as a member of the National Assembly.

The applicants said that the prime minister was no longer “sadiq” and “ameen” (honest and righteous) and therefore he was not eligible to be a member of the house. The applicants also sought a copy of PM Sharif’s nomination papers from the ECP, that he submitted to contest the general elections on May 11, 2013.

After submitting the application, the applicants told media that PM Sharif did not disclose his assets correctly and submitted wrong income tax details in the nomination papers.

Govt condemns Israeli attacks 

Islamabad: Pakistan yesterday condemned the Israeli attacks on Gaza Strip in which dozens of Palestinian were killed and injured. 

In a statement, issued yesterday, the Pakistani Foreign Ministry condemned the Israeli aggression expressing support for the international community’s efforts aimed to halt the unilateral Israeli strikes which caused death to Palestinian citizens including women and children.

The statement added that Pakistan has been supportive to the Palestinian cause, particularly the establishment of a Palestinian state on the pre-1967 borders with Jerusalem as its capital.

The Gaza Strip is a region on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea that borders Egypt on the southwest for 11 kilometres and Israel on the east and north along a 51 kilometres border. Since 2007, the Gaza Strip has been de-facto governed by Hamas.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    AGENCIES