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One-pager ECP response irks SHC in Iqama case of PPP leaders

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court censured the response submitted by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in the case pertaining to Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leaders for holding foreign country's Iqama (work permit). The high court took up the hearing of a case involving PPP's senior leaders Faryal Talpur, Manzoor Wasan and others for concealing their work permits of a foreign country in their nomination papers for July 25 electoral battle. SHC lashed out at the ECP for submitting a vague and one page response…

Khawaja Asif challenges formation of IHC larger bench in ‘Iqama case’

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Monday challenged the formation of Islamabad High court (IHC)’s larger bench to hear a petition seeking his disqualification for possessing a foreign work permit, also known as ‘Iqama’ in the gulf countries. The foreign minister submitted a seven-page reply in the court, challenging the formation of a three-member bench on Sept 23. He opined that the formation of a larger bench would ultimately deprive him of the right to appeal while claiming the petitioner has gone through…