Former President Asif Zardari lands in hot waters

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Former President Asif Zardari lands in hot waters

ISLAMABAD - The Islamabad High Court (IHC) had fixed January 29, a date to hear a petition challenging the eligibility of former president and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP)'s Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari as Member of the National Assembly (NA). IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah will hear the petition along with objections raised by the Registrar Office over it. The petition, which was filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Usman Dar and Member of the Sindh Assembly Khurram Sher Zaman, stated that the former president had concealed his assets in his nomination papers submitted to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and prayed the court to declare him ineligible for the membership of NA under Articles 62 and 63 of Constitution. The IHC Registrar Office had raised objections on the petition and pointed out that the copies of documents attached with case were not clear.