ISLAMABAD: After the disqualification of Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf is gearing up for the disqualification of another federal minster.
Minister for Interior and Planning, Development & Reforms Ahsan Iqbal is also known to posses an iqama (work permit) for a Saudi-based company.
In this regard, PTI chairman Imran Khan has reportedly contacted legal counsel Babar Awan and instructed him to make preparations and file a case seeking Ahsan Iqbal’s disqualification.
PTI leader Abrar-ul-Haq, who contested the 2013 general elections against Iqbal in Narowal, will file an application in the Islamabad High Court.
Furthermore, a copy of the iqama and a statement by Ahsan Iqbal on social media site Twitter that he possesses an iqama, but had revealed it his nomination papers, will also be presented as evidence in the case.
It may be noted that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and foreign minster Khawaja Asif were also disqualified for life on similar circumstances for failing to disclose an iqama for UAE-based companies.