PTI to file disqualification reference against Zardari tomorrow


KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Khurrum Sher Zaman has said that he will file a disqualification reference against Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari in Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday over concealing assets.

Talking to journalists, Khurrum Sher Zaman on Wednesday said that he will finalize the petition against the former president Asif Ali Zardari  by tonight and added that he had received green signal from his party to file the reference.

It is pertinent to mention here that Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry, earlier in the day (Wednesday) had said that Asif Ali Zardari owned apartment in Manhattan area of United States’ New York city and the property is his undeclared asset.

Addressing media in the capital, the minister maintained that Asif Zardari had not declared this apartment in the nomination papers filed in the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) so his party, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), will file a disqualfication case against PPP co-chairman under Article 62/63 of the Constitution of Pakistan.

“We (the PTI) have directed MPA Khurram Sherzaman to file a petitions seeking his (Zardari’s) disqualification,” announced the minister.

He was of the view that Zardari may would have owned several such properties abroad but this one, the apartment in New York, is one place he is sure the former president owns.


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