Plea seeking disqualification of PM on blasphemy charges dismissed.


Islamabad High Court (IHC) has declared the plea non-maintainable seeking disqualification of Prime Minister Imran Khan upon the basis of blasphemy. IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah has dismissed the plea of Saleem Ullah Khan Advocate seeking disqualification of PM Imran Khan upon blasphemy after declaring it non-maintainable. A two-page written judgment has been issued in this regard by the High Court. It has been said in the judgment that when facts are clear then an unintentional mistake cannot be considered as blasphemy in any gathering. Judge in the judgment wrote that faith and trust is a personal matter of every person and others should not raise question over this.

Always utmost care is must while leveling allegation of blasphemy. It has been said in the judgment that Islamic teachings could not be gauged through court proceeding according to Article 62 (1) (e). Too much care is needed while declaring someone elected representative eligible or disqualified. It has been said further in the decision that petitioner raised question upon the faith and belief of PM Imran Khan but it is an admitted fact that PM has...

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