Shehbaz backs Nawaz, says Nawaz does not need any ‘formal office’ to guide party

LAHORE: Chief Minister of Punjab and Pakistan Muslim League(Nawaz) president Shehbaz Sharif said that the judicial decision has barred the three times Prime Minister to contest in general elections.

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He tweeted “Today is a day of test for the nation when a judicial decision has barred a popular national leader from serving the county who made it a nuclear power and who has the distinct honor of being elected Prime Minister thrice”.

However Shehbaz also asserted that Nawaz does not need any public office to serve the people, rather he remarked Nawaz as an ideology.

“A leader like him does not need any formal office to continue guiding his party and serving his people”, he added.

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On Friday,  the Supreme Court of Pakistan has announced the verdict on the Disqualification Duration Case in accordance with the Article 62 of the Constitution of Pakistan.

 

The apex court had reserved on 14 February 2018 its decision in the case to determine the time period that elected parliamentarians will remain disqualified for.

A five-member larger bench, headed by the Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar unanimously maintained that a parliamentarian de-seated in violation of Article 62(1)(f) and other election laws will not take part in parliamentary politics, barred to contest elections.

Justice Umar Ata Bandial read out the historic verdict, NewsOne reported.

However, this case was more important for Pakistan Muslim League(Nawaz) Quaid Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s stalwart Jahangir Tareen as both the veteran politicians were de- seated by the honorable Supreme Court for hiding their assets while submitting their election nomination paper.

Nawaz was ousted by the Supreme Court in Panama Papers case for hiding his un withdrawn salary from the Election Commission of Pakistan.

Aforementioned verdict also deposed Nawaz from the premiership.

On December 15, last year, the Supreme Court had disqualified Tareen for failing to declare an offshore company and a foreign property in his election nomination papers.

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