Foreign Minister Khwaja Asif admits holding Iqama

ISLAMABAD  – Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif admitted possession of Iqama (visa for work permit) in his personal capacity.

Asif submitted his reply before the larger bench in IHC which had directed the minister to submit reply within ten days to the petition filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Usman Dar seeking disqualification of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader’s disqualification.

The foreign minister stated that the allegations levelled by Dar aren’t new as similar claims were made for his disqualification in election tribunal. Asif argued that his Iqama is kept in personal capacity and the petitioner has nothing to do with it.

Asif did not include the financial details in his reply.

Reacting to Asif’s response, Dar claimed that the federal minister is running away from accountability because he is in deep trouble now, claiming that his reply doesn’t address the main issue as no financial details have been presented.