ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday accepted and fixed a petition for hearing in which the petitioner has sought disqualification of Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry from holding public office under Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution.
Court has asked Fawad to submit his reply within two weeks.
As per the petition, Fawad knowingly concealed details of his assets in nomination papers submitted to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
“The land he owns in Jhelum was not declared in his nomination papers with the ECP,” petitioner added.
Justice Minallah, who heard this case said that he is not in favour of dragging courts in political cases as they should be dealt at political forums.
The petitioner told the court that Fawad was not sadiq and amin. To this, Justice Minallah asked: “Which person is sadiq and amin?”
The petition submitted in the court requested the court to disqualify the minister under Article 62 (1) (f) from holding public office as he had not disclosed documents containing his proprietary information.
The ECP, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and others had also been made parties in the petition.