Pakistani court disqualifies foreign minister from parliament: media

Pakistani court disqualifies foreign minister from parliament: media

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A Pakistani court on Thursday disqualified Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif from parliament, media reported, dealing a blow to the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz party ahead of a general election due in a few months.

A rival politician from Asif's constituency in the town of Sialkot, near the Indian border, filed a petition against Asif to have him disqualified over alleged possession of a work permit for the United Arab Emirates, Geo and Dawn TV channels said.

Asif could not be immediately reached for comment. It is not clear if Asif would have to step down from his post as foreign minister.

(Reporting by Saad Sayeed; Writing by Drazen Jorgic; Editing by Robert Birsel)

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Updated Date: Apr 26, 2018 16:47 PM

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