Pakistan: Top Court Rejects Petition to Disqualify Former Prime Minister Sharif

On Monday local media reports said Pakistan’s top court dismissed a petition seeking disqualification of premier Imran Khan.

According to English daily Dawn reported that three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nasir ruled the petition seeking Khan’s disqualification as member of parliament was filed last year during the previous government, which had completed its term and was thus ineffective.

A local lawyer Barrister Danyal Chaudhry had filed the petition seeking Khan’s disqualification in May 2017 for violating Article 62 and 63 of the constitution, which requires a public office bearer to be “truthful and righteous”.

The petition came as the top court was hearing a corruption case against Nawaz Sharif former Prime Minister, who was later convicted.

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