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PM challenges EC jurisdiction over Panama Leaks

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has challenged the jurisdiction of the election commission to hear petitions against him on Panama Leaks.

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) adjourned hearing of the petitions seeking disqualification of the prime minister, till November 02.

The commission also clubbed the objections raised against the petitions together for hearing. The CEC said that these objections will be heard on daily basis.

Prime Minister’s counsel Salman Aslam Butt while submitting the reply in the election commission also filed a petition questioning the jurisdiction of the commission’s hearing.

The petition said that the election commission was not competent forum to hear these petitions and sought their dismissal.

The government counsel also submitted the reply of Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Hamza Shahbaz MNA.

The election commission also sent notice to Imran Khan for hearing of a reference, forwarded by Speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq, to the commission.

The commission will also hear disqualification petitions against Imran Khan, Jahangir Tareen, Liaquat Tarakai and Capt. Safdar on November 02.

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