Supreme Court Rejects Applications Regarding Prime Miniter’s Disqualification

Supreme Court Rejects Applications Regarding Prime Miniter’s Disqualification |
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Supreme Court Rejects Applications Regarding Prime Miniter’s Disqualification |

ISLAMABAD – Supreme Court of Pakistan reject all four plea against regarding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification, PakistanTribe reported.

Seven judge larger bench of the supreme court, headed by Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk  hear four different pleas, filed by Pakistan Tehrrek -e- Insaf (PTI)  leader Ishaq Khan Khakwani, PML-Q chief Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, Insaaf Lawyers wing’s Gohar Nawaz Sindhu and Muhammad Azhar Siddiqui.

Earlier, The petitioners claimed that the premier had first asked army chief General Raheel Sharif to act as a ‘mediator’ between the government and protesting parties PTI and PAT and to serve as a ‘guarantor’ to any agreement with the parties.

They alleged that the premier had later lied in front of parliament and denied making any such request to the army chief and should therefore be disqualified in view of Article 63 of the constitution. Irfan Qadir advocate is representing the PTI as well as PML-Q leaders in this case.

The larger bench will also adjudicate the questions raised by a three-judge bench headed by Justice Jawwad S Khawaja in its four-page written order, while hearing senior vice president of the Insaf Lawyers wing’s Gohar Nawaz Sindhu’s appeal against the Lahore High Court’s September 2, 2014, order to reject the writ petition.

The top court office has already issued notices to PTI Vice President Hamid Khan, PPP’s Senator Raza Rabbani and senior counsel Khawaja Haris to assist the court as amicus curiae (friends of the court) in this matter.

The bench had  formulated a number of questions for consideration, with an emphasis to lay down a law suggesting what should be the minimum threshold for attracting Articles 62(1 f) and 63(1 g) of the Constitution, requiring a conviction by a court against a member of parliament.

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Ummer Faizan is currently working as a Web Producer at Pakistan Tribe's Islamabad Office. He is the Mass Communication undergrad and holds keen interest in analyzing current state of affairs with the perspective of Pakistani youth.

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