ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s counsel has sought time from Supreme Court of Pakistan to prepare arguments in interpreting article 62(1) of the constitution.
The Supreme Court hearing petition from 17 applicants seeking the apex court to interpret article 62(1) of the constitution, which bars them to participate in Parliamentary politics.
Applicants have pleaded the court to give clear verdict which determines the interpretation of article 62, that for how long a de-seated parliamentarian is barred from participating in parliamentary politics.
Is it for a life time or for a given period of time? The question which the Supreme Court has to determine.
In a meanwhile, the Supreme Court has dispatched notices to Nawaz Sharif, Jahangir Tareen to appear or via with their respective counsels submit their arguments.
Jahangir Tareen and Nawaz Sharif are also the affected party of article 62, which was invoked against them by the Supreme Court for not declaring their assets in election nomination paper.
Nawaz Sharif was ousted by the Supreme Court in Panama Paper case for not declaring his un-withdrawn salary, hence was declared not “Sadiq, Ameen”, stood disqualified.
The same was applied to ex Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s secretary general Jahangir Tareen as he was also de seated by the same apex court for hiding insider trading in election nomination paper in a different case on the petition of Hanif Abbasi.