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IHC accepts petition seeking disqualification of Punjab law minister

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday declared a petition, seeking disqualification of Raja Basharat as the Punjab law minister, maintainable for hearing.

A petition was filed in IHC claiming that Basharat did not disclose his movable and immovable assets, and also concealed their monetary value.

The petitioner, Semal Raja, contended in his petition that the provincial law minister also kept his expenditures of foreign tours secret with ill intentions.

Proclaiming the petition maintainable, the high court issued notices to the respondents and adjourned the hearing for two weeks.

It is worth mentioning that a day earlier Punjab Law Minister Raja Basharat was allegedly caught on tape forcing Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Hospital’s MS Doctor Tariq Niazi to transfer Dr Areeba Abbasi in the skin department.

Dr Tariq Niazi also confirmed that the minister threatened him on phone in case of noncompliance to his demand.

Soon after the audio was leaked, Young Doctors Association (YDA) held an emergency meeting at Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Hospital and threatened to hold protest demonstrations if the law minister was not removed from his post within 72 hours. They also asked the minister to seek an apology from the MS.

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