ISLAMABAD (A. F. KAKAR): The Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) filed on Monday a petition in the ECP seeking disqualification of State Minister Zartaj Gul over alleged misuse of authority and lying.

PML-N MPA Hina Pervez Butt filed the application, requesting the commission to disqualify Zartaj Gul as a member of parliament under Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution.

She also stated in the petition that the minister misused her authority and breached the oath of her office by writing a letter for her sister Shabnam Gul’s appointment in the National Counter Terrorism Authority (Nacta).

Besides, she also added, Zartaj Gul lied that her sister is a PhD holder.

Talking to the media outside the ECP, Ms Hina said her plea is not against a person but a cohort of treacherous people.

“They are exposing themselves with their acts,” she said, referring to government ministers. She also alleged Zartaj Gul misused her powers and her position”.