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Pakistan Supreme Court disqualifies Nawaz Sharif from Public office

15 April 2018

This order is for life.

Let it be known that a five-member bench of the top court headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Justice Ijazul Ahsan and Justice Sajjad Ali Shah voted 5-0 in favour of lifetime disqualification for lawmakers disqualified under article 62 (1) (f) of the constitution.

Sharif, 67, resigned in July a year ago after the Supreme Court disqualified him from holding office over an undeclared source of income, but the veteran leader maintains his grip on the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party.

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Following the verdict, both Sharif and Tareen have become ineligible to ever hold public office.

And if the PPP has forgotten, the PML-N's own social media activists are reminding Mr Sharif of this by making comments on the latest judgement, saying "a predictable ruling PCO judges disqualify Nawaz Sharif under Article 62 (1)(f)".

Friday's ruling addressed an ambiguity over Sharif's disqualification and whether he was barred from office for life or a specific period. Such a person can not contest elections or become a member of parliament. "It will be remembered as one of the most controversial rulings by the Supreme Court", said Information Minister Maryam Aurangzeb.

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Mr Sharif, 67, who has been elected and removed as prime minister three times since 1990, now faces criminal proceedings over allegations that he and his family bought foreign properties illegally.

The decision was immediately panned by Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) party. The judgment also potentially hits Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's Jahangir Khan Tareen, who was also disqualified from office under Article 62 (1)(f) of the Constitution. He was the 15th Prime Minister. The ruling is described by "landmark verdict" by the Pakistani portal.

A lawmaker from Sharif's party filed a complaint late past year alleging opposition Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party leader Imran Khan and secretary general Jahangir Tareen owned offshore companies and had not disclosed their assets.

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Pakistan Supreme Court disqualifies Nawaz Sharif from Public office