Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior leader Khawaja Asif
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior leader Khawaja Asif

Khawaja Asif disqualified as Pakistan Foreign Minister

ANI | Updated: Apr 26, 2018 19:09 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], April 26 (ANI): In a major blow to the Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz party, ahead of Pakistan general elections, the Islamabad High Court on Thursday ruled that Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif stands disqualified from the Parliament for holding an Iqama (work permit) of the United Arab Emirates.

Following the court ruling the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) workers celebrated outside the Court as they have been seeking Asif's disqualification.

According to Pakistan local media reports, PTI leader Imran Khan said that Asif had degraded the sanctity of the Parliament and let down several Pakistan citizens who had voted him to power.

Earlier former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was disqualified from the post of the Prime Minister following the charges of corruption. (ANI)