PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) here Wednesday served notices to Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak and speaker provincial assembly Asad Qaisar over their participation in sit-in at Islamabad.
The petition, filed by PHC Bar Association Secretary General Muhammad Ayaz Khan named Khattak, Qaiser and the K-P government, through the chief secretary, as respondents against the participation of Pervez Khattak and Asad Qaisar in Islamabad sit-in.
Two member bench of PHC headed by Chief Justice Mazhar Alam and Justice Ikram Ullah heard the pettition.
After hearing petitioner counsel point of view, the bench issued notices to CM, Speaker and Chief Secretary of the province.
A writ petition seeking disqualification of CM Pervez Khattak and Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser was filed in the Peshawar High Court (PHC). It alleged both officials violated their oaths by promoting civil disobedience and protesting against the federal government.
The court was requested to restrain the chief minister and speaker from remaining in office, performing official duties and using perks, privileges and protocol for an interim period till the disposal of the writ petition.