*ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has filed a petition in the Supreme Court of Pakistan, seeking disqualification of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairperson Asif Ali Zardari, for concealing his assets.*
PTI leader and Senator Usman Dar filed the petition and requested in his plea to disqualify Mr. Zardari under Article 62-1(F). The petition also contains details of assets reportedly concealed by the PPP leader in his election nomination papers. The PTI leader has also submited before the court tax receipts of Zardari’s New York apartments.
Earlier, it was being reported that PTI Sindh legislator Khurram Sher Zaman will approach the Supreme Court, however the party decided to pursue the case through Usman Dar.
Zaman had withdrawn his appeal from the Election Commission of Pakistan on Jan 10, stating he had garnered key evidence against the PPP leader that he would furnish before the top court.
The PTI lawmaker had moved the petition in the ECP accusing Zardari of concealing his assets. He alleged that the PPP leader owned an apartment in Belaire Condominiums located at 524 East 72nd Street in New York but didn’t disclose it in his nomination papers for the 2018 general elections.
“Zardari under the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Rules of the Election Commission of Pakistan, as per past precedent, should be disqualified from holding public office under Article 62 (1)(f), as in my opinion he ceases to be truthful and sagacious.”
Another petition was moved against Zardari in the Peshawar High Court seeking his disqualification.