LAHORE:The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday sought further arguments on maintainability of petition challenging an Election Commission of Pakistan's (ECP) notification de-notifying ex-prime minister Muhammad
Nawaz Sharif as member National Assembly .
Justice Shahid Karim heard the petition filed by Lawyers' Foundation for Justice. During the hearing, the petitioner's counsel AK Dogar arguing before the court submitted that on July 28, the ECP de-notified Nawaz Sharif which was illegal and unlawful as the prime minister could just be removed through the parliament.
He pointed out that no confidence motion was the only way under Article 95 A of the Constitution for removal of the
prime minister. Nawaz Sharif was elected through votes and thus his de-notification was unconstitutional, he added.He
asked the court to set aside the notification de-notifying Nawaz Sharif .
The court adjourning the matter till March 1 sought further arguments on maintainability.APP/AFP