A three-member bench headed by Justice Umar Ata Bandial of the Supreme Court of Pakistan set aside on Friday 31st June 2018 the lifetime disqualification of the former foreign minister Khawaja Mohammad Asif. The bench, which also comprises Justices Faisal Arab and Sajjad Ali Shah, had earlier reserved its decision on the appeal filed by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz stalwart challenging his April 27 lifetime disqualification by the Islamabad High Court (IHC). Asif had filed the appeal on May 2.
Asif on April 27 he was disqualified by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) for failing to disclose his employment in a UAE company and the monthly salary he was receiving.
Khawaja Asif is now eligible to contest in upcoming elections, which are scheduled to be held on July 25.
Detailed Judgment is coming soon