SUNDAY TIMES WEB DESK:The IHC registrar on Wednesday allotted a number to the petition which will be fixed before a bench for hearing tomorrow.

During the previous hearing, IHC Chief Justice Athar Minhallah removed objections on the petition raised by the registrar. He observed the petitioner should have approached the election commission instead. “Why do you bring political cases to the courts. A number of other cases are already pending here.”

In its remarks, the IHC also remarked that it would hear the petitions judicially. The court ordered the registrar office to fix both the pleas for hearing.

The petition stated that the Pakistan People’s Party co-chairman is ineligible to hold office and it sought the court’s ruling to disqualify him from becoming a member of the National Assembly for life.

Zardari, the Election Commission of Pakistan and the National Assembly secretary were named respondents in the case.

The application pleaded the court to disqualify Zardari from holding membership of the National Assembly for not being Sadiq and Amin under Article 62 (1)(f) of the Constitution.

Earlier, the Supreme Court had returned a petition filed by PTI leaders seeking disqualification of Zardari for concealing his assets