PTI minister disqualified of PA membershipSeptember 25, 2014
Peshawar: An election tribunal on Wednesday disqualified Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) provincial ministeer for agriculture Ikramullah Gandapur for holding fake degree and recommend Election Commission of Pakistan to conduct fresh election on PK 67 Dira Ismail Khan.
Gandapur was elected as provincial assembly member in by-election after the seat become vacant due the death of his brother Law Minister Israrulah Gandapur who died in a suicide attack.
Ikramullah’s rival candidate Fatehullah Miankhel had challenged his election before the returning officer, who forwarded it to the election tribunal for decision.
The election tribunal judge Syed Yayahi Zahid Gilani, deciding the case in favour of Fatehullah Miankhel, disqualified Gandapur for his fake degree which he presented before the election tribunal.
For over the past 40 days, the PTI has been leading demonstrations against what it calls a federal government installed through election rigging.
Gandapur is the second PTI minister to be disqualified on charges of holding a fake degree since the party formed the KP government last year. Earlier Yousaf Ayub, another PTI minister, was de-seated earlier for possessing a fake degree.