ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) postponed the hearing of a petition seeking disqualification of Prime Minister Imran Khan till January 21.
A division bench of IHC comprising IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Mian Gul Hassan Aurangzeb accepted the application of Defence of Pakistan Chairman Hafiz Ehtisham Ahmad to hear his petition against Imran Khan, but due to unavailability of the learned Judge Justice Gul Hassan Aurangzeb case postponed till next hearing.
It is worth mentioning here that the court directed the petitioner to be present in the court on Thursday for arguments over maintainability. The matter has been pending before the court without any hearing since August 16, 2018, after a two-member bench comprising then IHC judge Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui and Justice Athar Minallah was dissolved when the latter rescued himself from hearing the case on personal reasons.
Abdul Wahab Baloch and a citizen Hafiz Ehtesham had filed the petitions against Imran Khan, praying to bar the PTI chief from taking PM oath as “he is not Sadiq (truthful) and Ameen (honest) under Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution for not mentioning his illegitimate daughter in his nomination papers”.