Pak court summons PM Imran Khan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan continue to face legal hurdles on his election and now he was summoned by a northwest court, to appear before it on December 13, in a case filed by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf chief’s rival candidate in the July 25 general elections over his alleged relation with a US national, Sita White.

The division bench of the Peshawar High Court comprising Justices Ikramullah Khan and Ishtiaq Ibrahim, issued the notices to Khan on a writ petition filed by Inamullah Khan, his rival candidate, in July 25 elections from Bannu constituency.

The petitioner said that Khan has a daughter, Tyrian White, from Sita White which he has not mentioned in his nomination papers. Therefore, petitioner added, Khan does not fulfil the criteria under Article 62 and 63 of the constitution.

He claimed a Los Angeles court has ruled that cricketer-turned-politician Khan was the legal father of the four-year-old southern California girl.  “Imran Khan is the father of the child,” superior court Commissioner Anthony Jones said in a brief hearing in the US court, according to the petitioner.

During the election, the Returning Officer Bannu had accepted the nomination papers of Khan, by rejecting the objection of Inamullah Khan of Justice Democratic Party.

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