LAHORE – Justice Farrukh Irfan, who was heading a three-member bench hearing a plea seeking disqualification of former first lady, has withdrawn from the bench citing personal reasons.
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A plea requested the Lahore High Court to disqualify and prohibit Kulsoom Nawaz from contesting NA-120 by-elections was moved by PPP’s nominee for the constituency on Tuesday.
The hearing for disqualification plea was fixed for today (Wednesday) however, Justice Farrukh Irfan excused himself from being a part of the bench constituted in this regard and requested the care-taker Chief Justice Lahore High Court Justice Shahid Hameed Dar to form a new bench.
In his petition, Faisal Mir contended that Kulsoom Nawaz concealed her assets and so she should not be allowed to contest elections. He filed the petition in Lahore High Court after the election tribunal rejected the objections raised by him against the PML-N contestant