LHC to hear disqualification plea against CM Punjab today
LAHORE: Lahore High Court will hear the disqualification petition of Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar today over filing the false affidavit.
The hearing will be conducted by LHC judge Muhammad Qasim Khan. The Registrar’s Office has objected to the disqualification petition of the Punjab Chief Minister.
A disqualification petition was also filed against Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar for purportedly concealing facts about his assets in the nomination papers he had submitted before the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) during the 2018 general elections.
The petitioner maintained that the respondent the chief minister’s membership be de-notified and he is restrained to exercise his powers as Punjab’s chief minister till final disposal of this petition.
The petitioner contended that the respondent Buzdar submitted his nomination papers for the seat of a member of provincial assembly from PP-286, Taunsa Sharif, Dera Ghazi Khan-II, and the same was accepted by the officer concerned after formal security.
The total value of the assets, which Buzdar mentioned in form B of his nomination papers, was Rs 25 million but at the same time, he mentioned his assets as Rs 761,893 in column T of the declaration and affidavit.
The counsel for the chief minister had replied that the election was not rigged at any level. The opposition has failed to provide documentary and factual evidence against him, the Chief Minister maintained.
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