Sharif disqualified from holding office for life after Pak SC verdict

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The Supreme Court had disqualified Nawaz Sharif then Prime Minister past year under article 62 (1)(f) after which he was removed from party presidency as well.

In a unanimous decision, a five-judge larger bench of the Supreme Court on Friday declared that the former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) former Secretary General Jahangir Khan Tareen would remained disqualified for life time under Article 62 (1)(f) of the Constitution.

The supreme court in its short order observed that how could a person become honest and ameen once proven as otherwise.

On December 15, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, a three-judge bench disqualified PTI leader Tareen under Article 62 (1)(f) of the Constitution for deliberately submitting a false statement in the Supreme Court to hide his property in the United Kingdom.

The court 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.

The Spokesman said that PPP also wanted to amend Articles 62 and 63 when drafting 18th amendment but PMLN wanted to hang on to this Zia vestige.

Though Jahangir Tareen among others approached the Supreme Court to seek clarification on the disqualification period but Nawaz Sharif didn't become party in the case.

The minister decried that nameless, faceless people decided the fate of premiers as prime minister, then removed him as head of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), barred his party from participating in Senate elections and now they ruled against him from holding a public office for life.

"However, I want to categorically state that he [Nawaz Sharif] lives in the heart of the people, and they will decide about his future in the upcoming elections", she further said. "I don't know what was Ms. Maryam Aurangzeb doing in the premises of Supreme Court when Nawaz Sharif chose not to party to the petition", he questioned.