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High Court Contempt Case AJK PM Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Disqualified

Azad Jammu and Kashmir: Bad news for AJK Prime Minister followers, because the full court bench of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) High Court on Tuesday 11-April disqualified Prime Minister Sardar Tanveer Ilyas from being a member of the legislative assembly for contempt.

After today’s verdict, Tanveer Ilyas has ceased to hold the office of the AJK prime minister and the legislative assembly will have to elect a new premier. He has the right to appeal against the said order/ decision in the AJK Supreme Court.

On Monday, the superior courts of AJK had separately served notices Ilyas to explain his position with regard to his “derogatory remarks about the superior judiciary in his speeches at public meetings”.

The notices, served through his principal secretary, asked Ilyas to separately appear before the high court and the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

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