Sheik Rasheed survives disqualification: SC dismisses plea of Shakeel Awan by 2-1

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan dismissed a plea seeking disqualification of Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed.

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The three judges bench headed by Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed given a 2-1 split verdict in the case. Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Justice Sajjad Ali Shah were other two members of the bench.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s Shakeel Awan had filed this petition who coincidentally lost the 2013 general election to Rasheed claimed that the AML chief hasn’t fully declared his assets in his nomination papers.

“I knew that I haven’t done anything wrong and I had honestly declared all my assets in the nomination papers Rasheed said after the verdict announced. “Thanks to God that he bestowed me with respect again.”

Rasheed, who was present at the apex court early in the morning, had earlier said that he was willing to accept whatever verdict the Supreme would deliver.

“I hope that the verdict will be in my favor, but whatever the decision, I will accept it,” he said

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