LAHORE - A Lahore High Court division bench on Wednesday (today) will hear an intra court appeal seeking disqualification of Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan for his alleged anti-judiciary speeches.

Majlis Wahdate Muslimeen Deputy Secretary Abbas Nasir has challenged decision of a single bench, which had dismissed a petition against Sanaullah saying that it was not maintainable. He submitted that the law minister issued derogatory remarks against a judge who conducted an inquiry into the 2014 Model Town incident. He said that Sanaullah attempted to malign and scandalise the judiciary. He said the law minister violated his oath by scandalising a state institution and requested the court to disqualify him as a member of the assembly. Justice Shahid Karim on October 5 had dismissed as not maintainable a petition seeking disqualification of Sanaullah for allegedly making speeches against the judiciary. The judge had held that the court would not disqualify anyone on the basis of mere allegations and press clippings. The judge had observed that the petitioner could approach the election commission under the relevant law for disqualification of a parliamentarian.