ECP accepts PTI’s petition to disqualify Zardari for initial hearing

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan on Thursday accepted for initial hearing a petition filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf seeking disqualification of Pakistan Peoples' Party leader Asif Ali Zardari. A five-member commission accepted the disqualification reference filed by PTI MPA Khurrum Sher Zaman for hearing. Sources within the ECP informed that the initial hearing is expected to be held next week in which only the petitioner will be called to present their plea. The PTI filed a reference with the ECP against Zardari for hiding property in the United States. The petition moved the ECP to take notice of the matter and disqualify Zardari as member of the National Assembly. The party said they had submitted the petition with evidence as to how money was laundered out of Pakistan and to which places, demanding the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to investigate the US property of the former president.

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