ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) today filed a reference in the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, for concealing assets of his wife and children.

The reference was filed by Sardar Latif Khosa, Secretary General of PPP, alleging that the premier concealed assets of his wife and children, lied about his income in his tax returns and sent money abroad through illegal channels.

He also filed references against Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, lawmakers Captain (Retd) Muhammad Safdar, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Hamza Shehbaz. The reference says “Keeping in view the above facts, Nawaz Sharif does not qualify for prime minister’s office under Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution; therefore, he may be disqualified.”

On Friday, The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had filed a petition in an election tribunal seeking disqualification of the prime minister.