The ECP has issued summons to to Mr. Safdar for June 1.
The petition seeking disqulaification of Safdar was filed by Nawabzada Salahuddin Saeed of the PTI, who had lost the 2013 elections to Safdar from NA-21, arguing that his opponent concealed of assets of his wife.
“Captain (R) Mohammad Safdar with malicious intent to defraud, deceit and mislead public at large as well as the commission and in absolute violation of the mandatory provisions of the Representation of People’s Act 1976 and other laws concealed material facts and did not disclose the assets, properties and offshore companies owned by his spouse Maryam Safdar outside Pakistan in his nomination papers,” said the petition.
“And by doing so, he grossly violated sections 12(2)(f), 42A and 80A of the Act. Further, he was not qualified to be elected as a member and secondly after the disclosure of the concealments of the material facts by him, he is liable to be prosecuted under section 94 of the Act and also for causing colossal loss to the national exchequer by receiving perks and privileges being the member of National Assembly of Pakistan.”