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Reference file against disqualification of Imran Khan


ISLAMABAD: (APS)August 5, 2016 – The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Friday submitted a reference to the National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq seeking disqualification of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan.

The reference was submitted by eight PML-N lawmakers including Daniyal Aziz, Talal Chaudhry and others.

Issue of Imran Khan’s off-shore companies, his flats outside Pakistan, income and Bani Gala land were raised in the reference.

The PML-N members have claimed that the PTI Chief cannot remain assembly’s member under Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution and he should be disqualified.

The reference against Imran Khan was filed few days after the PTI filed a petition with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, members of his family and Ishaq Dar for alleged involvement in corrupt practices.

The petition filed by PTI’s Additional Secretary General Saifullah Niazi and Central Information Secretary Naeemul Haq on July 25, urged NAB to perform its duties in the light of revelations made in the Panama Papers and other facts put forth by the opposition party.

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