LHC's Justice Shahid Wahid recuses himself from cases pertaining to PM Khan's disqualification

Last Updated: Mar 12 2019 11:49

According to the sources, Lahore High Court (LHC) Jude Shahid Waheed recused himself on Monday from hearing petitions seeking disqualification of Prime Minister Imran Khan as the member of the National Assembly.

A request was sent to the high court's chief justice to nominate another judge for the bench.

A two-member LHC bench comprising Justice Waheed and Justice Mamoon Rashid Sheikh, who headed the bench, had briefly heard petitions filed by Abdul Wahab and Mudassir.

Both petitioners accuse Prime Minister Imran Khan of concealing his alleged parentage of Tyrian Jade Khan White in his nomination papers filed for 2018 general elections.

Articles 62 and 63, set the precondition for a member of parliament to be "Sadiq and Ameen" (honest and righteous), "Imran Khan did not mention White as one of his dependents in his nomination papers, and thus he does not measure up to Article 62 and 63 of the Constitution."

Justice Waheed recused himself from the cases due to "personal reasons", the Dawn newspaper reported.

During the hearing, the state prosecutor argued that both the petitioners did not belong to the constituency from where the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief had contested the election.