Lahore: Pakistani national Mian Asad has filed a petition in the Lahore High Court seeking the disqualification of Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar. The petition has been filed on the ground that a firm owned by Khar’s husband has failed to pay electricity bills of around Rs 70 million to the Faisalabad Electric Supply Company.

Asad contended that under Article 63 of the Constitution, a parliamentarian stands disqualified if the lawmaker or his spouse or any of his dependents default on payments.

The High Court on Thursday adjourned the hearing on the request of Asad's counsel.

The court officials stated that the date of the next hearing will be fixed later.