Disqualification limit case: Supreme Court resumes hearing today

Disqualification limit case: Supreme Court resumes hearing today

ISLAMABAD:The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) on Monday (today) resumes hearing of the petitions related to the determination of time-period of disqualification under Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution.

The top court’s larger bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and comprises of Judges Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Justice Azmat Saeed Justice Sheikh, Justice Sajjad Ali Shah and Justice Ijazul Ahsan will take up the case.

The Supreme Court had also issued a public notice asking any person including any voter or member or leader of any political party who may consider it likely to be affected by the decision of the court should appear before it.

On the other hand, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had informed the apex court the he will not be a party to the case pertaining to the duration of disqualification of members of the parliament.

Nawaz Sharif submitted his reply before the apex court through the Advocate on Record Azam Nazeer Tarar distancing himself from the case.

In the previous hearing, Justice Mian Saqib Nisar had admitted that Article 62(1)(f) of the constitution carried ‘ambiguity’ and that its interpretation was a difficult task.

The bench had to interpret Article 62(1)(f) of the constitution to determine the period of disqualification of a disqualified lawmakers.APP/AFP

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