Imran asks MQM to disassociate itself from Altaf


KARACHI : The Sindh High Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition seeking disqualification of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan and MNA Dr Arif Alvi. A division bench, headed by Chief Justice Faisal Arab, dismissed the petition for not being maintainable.

An NGO, United Human Rights Commission of Pakistan’s secretary general, Rana Faizul Hassan filed the petition, nominating secretary law, Election Commission of Pakistan’s secretary, PTI chairman Imran Khan and MNA Dr Arif Alvi as respondents.

In the petition, Rana submitted that the news story about the taped conversation between Imran Khan and the MNA, in which he is appreciating the occupation of the state-run television, PTV, in August 2014, appeared in all newspapers on March 28.

In taped conversation, he said, the MNA informs Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf workers have breached the premises of the state-run television headquarters, adding, in reply, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman expressed happiness with the occupation and asked the MNA to mount the pressure on the government so that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigns.