SC rejects petition seeking PM Imran Khan’s disqualification

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The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a petition seeking disqualification of Prime Minister Imran Khan for not being sadiq (truthful) and ameen (righteous).

A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar rejected the petition on the grounds that the plea had already been rendered ineffective.

The court ruled that the petition was filed during the term of the previous National Assembly, which has now completed its tenure.

The petition was filed by Barrister Danyal Chaudhry in May last year soon after the apex court had constituted a six-member Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to probe allegations of corruption against then prime minister Nawaz Sharif, and had been pending before the court since then.

The petitioner was seeking a special oath for the JIT members to protect them from getting influenced by the speeches of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan.