SC grants time to Nawaz’s lawyer for preparation in Article 62(1)(f) interpretation case

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ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday has granted time to ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s counsel Azam Nazir Tarar for preparation in disqualification under Article 62(1)(f) case.
Five-member larger bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Justice Ijazul Ahsan and Justice Sajjad Ali Shah started the proceedings during which, Nawaz’s lawyer asked the court to give him time to properly study the case. Subsequently, the court adjourned the hearing for three days.
Earlier, SC had reissued notice to Nawaz Sharif over skipping hearing of disqualification under Article 62(1)(f) case. CJP said that we want to give chance to everyone so that no one will be able to say anything against the judiciary.
CJP said that Parliament didn’t amend Article 62 which means that it also supports this clause, adding that if disqualification is not for life then the victims have right to compete in elections. Will announce one-sided decision if the ousted leaders wont attend the hearing, he continued.
It is to be mentioned here that Nawaz Sharif, then premier of Pakistan was disqualified over failure to declare all of his assets in a verdict that was delivered on July 28, 2017.
In the following months, PTI secretary general was disqualified while PTI chief Imran Khan was acquitted on petition filed by Hanif Abbasi of ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).
The court had also served notices to Nawaz Sharif and Jahangir Tareen to either appear in person or through their counsel during court’s proceedings.


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