DISQUALIFICATION PETITIONS AGAINST PREMIER AZIZ AND MINISTER KHAN SIMULTANEOUSLY RESUMES ON 19TH JAN BY ET.
- (ATTOCK - 17th January, 2007) The hearing of election petitions against Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz and its Federal Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan has been simultaneously fixed for hearing in Lahore on Friday 19th January 2007 before an Election Tribunal headed by Mr. Justice Sayed Zahid Hussain of Lahore High Court.
These election petitions against the premier Aziz and its Federal Minister Khan were filed by their rival candidate Engineer Jameel Ahmad Malik, Chairman of the Communist Party of Pakistan.
Engineer Jameel is seeking disqualification of the premier for "illegal and corrupt practices which Aziz committed while contesting the election from the constituency of NA-59, Attock -III" whereas he is seeking disqualification of the Federal Minister Khan for his forged diploma, which he submitted with his nomination papers while contesting the election from the constituency of NA-53, Rawalpindi - IV and whose case has been remanded back to Tribunal by Supreme Court for decision on merits.
Engineer Jameel, who is appearing in the court in person, has left for Lahore today while premier Shaukat is being represented by former Senate Chairman Barrister Wasim Sajjad and Sarwar Khan is being represented by Advocates Malik Noor Muhammad Awan and Syed Mohsin Abbas.
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