Bilawal Bhutto, Asif Zardari face disqualification threats

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Bilawal Bhutto, Asif Zardari face disqualification threats

ISLAMABAD - Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday issued notices to the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leaders Bilawal Bhutto and Asif Ali Zardari in a disqualification plea against them for representing two parties at a time.

A petition filed by a lawyer Iqbal Kazmi said that both the leaders claim themselves as leaders of both the PPP and the Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians (PPPP).

Therefore, they should be declared disqualified from their National Assembly seats.

He said that the PPP a separate entity with party symbol of a sword as compared to the PPPP that contested polls on the arrow symbol.

“Even the PPP not registered with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP),” Iqbal Kazmi said.

He also added that if a party not registered then why these people had run activities under its banner.

‘Their activities under this banner come under deceit.

Therefore they no more remain Sadiq and Ameen paving a way for their disqualification’, the plea said.

The court issued notices to the top PPP leaders and the ECP to submit their response over the matter.

On February 13, Bilawal Bhutto appeared before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in in a Joint Venture (JV) Opal-255 corruption case.

Bilawal appeared before the NAB’s investigation team.

After quizzing of 30 minutes, he handed over for a a questionnaire comprising of 32 questions.

Sources said the PPP chairman failed to give satisfactory answers to the NAB team during interrogation.

The PPP leader asked to submit his reply within two weeks.

Bilawal Bhutto accused of taking out an amount of Rs1.22 billion from a fake bank account to utilize it for his personal company.