Panamagate case: PML-N submits written response to Sheikh Rasheed's petition in SC

Reply stresses that SC cannot disqualify PM Nawaz neither can it play role of investigating agency


Hasnaat Mailk February 18, 2017
Sheikh Rasheed is due to appear before the commission on December 13. PHOTO: RIAZ AHMED/EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has submitted to the Supreme Court a written reply to Sheikh Rasheed’s petition asking for the disqualification of the prime minister under Article 62 of the constitution.

The reply, submitted by Makhdoom Ali Khan on behalf of the ruling party, contended that the petition filed by Rasheed before the country’s top court failed to produce any evidence on the basis of which Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif could be removed from his position.

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The reply further stressed that the SC cannot disqualify PM Nawaz under Article 184(3) of the constitution neither can the court play the role of investigating agency in this case.

The Awami Muslim League leader had asked, in his petition submitted in September last year, to disqualify the prime minister since he had concealed his assets. He had said that Nawaz could not hold any public office in view of the Article 62 and 63 of the constitution.

COMMENTS (2)

Faz | 4 years ago | Reply If a supreme court can not disqualify a prime minister, then it's not a PM, we should call him a King.
Chaudhary | 4 years ago | Reply So why did Supreme Court disqualified Raja Pervez Ashraf and Yousaf Raza Gilani?
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