ISLAMABAD: Following the disqualification of Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif, Usman Dar of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) said on Thursday that his struggle of five years has bore fruit.
Talking to media, he expressed his gratitude to Allah Almighty. Dar maintained that he has saved the people of Sialkot from godfather after 32 years.
“I stood victorious in front of the Sialkot people. The party workers gave me strength and passion. The credit of today’s win goes to my leader Imran Khan,” he said.
Dar termed Nawaz Sharif and Khawaja Asif criminals and traitors. “My struggle against Asif was going on from the past five years. Today PTI has brought this case to logical conclusion. The foreign minister was receiving Rs16 lac per month salary from UAE in exchange of no work,” he said.
Earlier today, Islamabad High Court (IHC) has disqualified Khawaja Asif from the parliament under Article 62 (1)(f).
A three-member bench, headed by Justice Athar Minallah, had reserved verdict on Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Usman Dar’s plea on April-10.
It is worth here to mention that Dar had lost elections to Asif in May-2013. The PTI leader moved court against Asif relying on apex court’s landmark July-28 judgment pertaining to receivable salary under which the SC had ousted ex-premier Nawaz Sharif.
Dar in his petition had alleged that Asif was entitled to draw a salary which fell under category of receivable asset; however, since he did not declare it in the nomination form while contesting the 2013 general elections from NA-110, he did not qualify to remain a member of the National Assembly.