IHC directs petitioner to submit arguments against Imran to ascertain plea maintainability.

ISLAMABAD -- The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday directed the petitioner to present arguments on the next hearing over the acceptance of his petition seeking disqualification of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan.

Judge Justice Aamir Farooq heard the case filed by Muhammad Sajid, a citizen, pertaining to the disqualification of Imran Khan over 'misdeclaration' in the nomination papers.

During the previous hearing of the case, the petitioner's counsel Barrister Hasnain Ali Ramzan said that he wanted to make the federation as the respondent in the disqualification case against the PTI chief.

On which, the court inquired what was the need to name the federal government a party in this particular case.

Justice Farooq said the petitioner would had to satisfy the court over acceptance of petition.

The judge also remarked that Imran Khan was no longer a public office holder so he (petitioner) should also consider this point.

The counsel, however, relied that the said Imran Khan's resignation as the Member of National Assembly (MNA) had not been accepted yet.

To this, the court asked the counsel to explain why the case should not be sent to the Election...

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