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Supreme Court disqualifies PTI MPA from Shangla

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday disqualified a PTI member of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assembly, Abdul Munim Khan, from his provincial legislature seat.

A three-judge bench, headed by Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, gave the verdict on an election petition filed by rival candidate Sher Alam, who challenged the Peshawar High Court’s verdict that had set aside the Election Commission of Pakistan’s decision about disqualification of the PTI lawmaker.

Alam, candidate of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) from Shangla, challenged the election of Abdul Munim on PK-88 before the ECP, which allowed his petition and disqualified the PTI lawmaker.

The PTI candidate candidate approached the high court, which restored his membership of the provincial assembly.

The JUI-F candidate went to the Supreme Court challenging the high court verdict.

Sher Alam claimed that Abdul Munim was a government school teacher. He tendered his resignation from the job few days before scrutiny of his nomination papers, to contest the election on PTI ticket .

He pleaded to the court for disqualification of the PTI member on the ground that he had remained a government employee and contested the polls before completing the mandatory period of two years after his resignation.

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