SC disqualifies PTI leader Rai Hassan Nawaz for life


ISLAMABAD, (DNA) – The Supreme Court (SC) has disqualified for life Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf leader Rai Hassan Nawaz for concealing assets.Hassan was facing a charge of concealing his assets in nomination papers and defaulting on loans.In addition, the PTI leader had secured Sahiwal’s NA-162 constituency from a PTI ticket in the 2013 general elections but his victory was challenged by the runner-up and he got disqualified in 2015.

During the session, which was presided over by the Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, the court noted that a five-member bench had already proclaimed Rai Hassan as not being honest and truthful as per the Constitution.

The NA-162 seat was later won by PML-N’s Tufail Jutt in the by-election in September 2016.