Haleem announces to move SC for Sindh CM’s disqualification

KARACHI: The Central Vice President PTI and Leader of the Opposition in Sindh Assembly, Haleem Adil Sheikh, on Tuesday announced to file an appeal against Sindh High Court’s decision regarding disqualification of CM Sindh Murad Ali Shah.

Haleem in a statement said that he accepted the SHC decision but it would be challenged in the Supreme Court of Pakistan as the CM Sindh concealed the facts and was no more ‘truthful’ and ‘righteous’- a fundamental constitutional requirement for holding a higher public office.

Haleem said that Murad Ali Shah who was elected as member of Sindh Assembly in 2008 from PS-73 did not submit affidavit to Election Commission of Pakistan about not having citizenship of any foreign country and opted to resign following Mehmood Naqvi case in 2012.

Later, Murad again filed nomination form to contest bye-elections in January 2013 and testified that he did not posses dual nationality. Haleem said adding that objections were filed against Shah’s nomination in general elections 2013 and after a long litigation, the apex court declared Murad Ali Shah disqualified.

Shah concealed the facts to get a favourable decision from Supreme Court, he said and stated that, in 2018 polls, affidavit of 2013 was not disclosed anywhere but we kept saying time and again that Murad submitted a false affidavit.

“We will present that false affidavit of 2013 in the Supreme Court with a plea that Murad Ali Shah is no more truthful and righteous as he deliberately concealed the facts and submitted false testimonial,” Haleem maintained.