SC accepts plea seeking CM Sindh disqualification

KARACHI: The Supreme Court accepted for hearing a review petition seeking disqualification of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Tuesday.

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A three-member bench of the apex court led by Justice Azmat Saeed reviewed the petition filed against Shah and issued the chief minister a notice to appear before the court.

The petition, filed by Roshan Ali Buriro’s lawyer Hamid Khan, argued that Shah had sworn a false oath in 2013 while submitting the qualification papers that he had abandoned his Canadian citizenship.

In January, however, the Supreme Court had dismissed the petition finding Buriro’s arguments to be insufficient. Justice Umer Ata Bandial had observed at the time that the Sindh chief minister had renounced his Canadian citizenship in 2013, and therefore there was not sufficient basis to disqualify him on that ground.

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