Pak SC disqualifies Sharif for life

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 14 Apr 2018 09:35:17




PAKISTAN’S deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday became ineligible to hold public office for life after the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the disqualification of two lawmakers, including him was permanent, in a landmark verdict ending the political future of the three-time Premier ahead of general elections this year. The verdict was issued by the apex court while hearing a case related to determination of time duration for disqualification of a lawmaker under the Constitution.

The five-judge bench of the SC had grappled with Article 62(1)(f) which only stated that a lawmaker is disqualified under specified conditions but did not set out the duration of the disqualification. Sharif, 68, was disqualified by the SC for not being “honest and righteous” as he failed to declare in 2013 a salary he got from the company of his son in the UAE.