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SC reissues notice to Nawaz in disqualification under Article 62(1)(f) case

Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday has reissued notice to ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif over skipping hearing of 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, 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.
After the hearing, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Tareen said that Article 62(1)(f) is so much detailed therefore, we need to interpret it.
Disqualification over fake degree and money trail are two separate things, he added.
PTI leader reiterated that Nawaz Sharif presented Qatari letter in the court but I gave money trail.
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.