Pakistan

LHC declares a petition maintainable seeking PM Nawaz disqualification

LAHORE: A petition filed against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to declare him ineligible was declared as maintainable by the Lahore High Court, ARY News reported.

According to details, the petition has been filed by Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf member Gohar Nawaz Sindhu at the Lahore High Court.

According to the petition, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is involved in money laundering hence he was ineligible for the coveted post of Prime Minister of Pakistan. The petition also emphasized that cases of money laundering should be registered against Maryam Nawaz, Hussain Nawaz and Hassan Nawaz.

Yesterday, Nawaz Sharif addressed the nation to announce the formation of a judicial commission headed by a retired judge, who would investigate the findings of the Panama Papers controversy. Sharif addressed the nation after opposition parties demanded he resign over allegations that he was involved in tax evasion and money laundering.

Analysts and political pundits feel Sharif is facing a crisis and is on the back foot, especially after the Prime Minister of Iceland tendered his resignation yesterday, following the same Panama Papers controversy. The Panamanian law firm’s leaked confidential papers have led to damning revelations for world leaders and their relatives, who own off-shore companies.

Opposition leaders Imran Khan, Aitzaz Ahsan and Syed Khursheed Shah have all slammed Nawaz Sharif, whose children Maryam Nawaz, Hassan Nawaz and Hussain Nawaz all own off-shore companies, as per the documents of the Panamanian law firm.

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