Pakistan

PM Sharif disqualification: SC set aside objections over PTI, JI pleas

Supreme Court

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Anwar Zaheer Jamali set aside the objections of the Supreme Court registrar office on the petitions filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) seeking disqualification of prime minister over Panama Leaks, ARY News reported on Tuesday.

The CJP ordered presenting the petitions in the apex court for hearing, ARY News reported.

The PTI and JI had filed separate petitions in the apex court seeking disqualification of Nawaz Sharif as prime minister of the country following the Panama Leaks disclosures.

Registrar office of the court had declared the petitions as non-maintainable.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Anwar Zaheer Jamali, heard the arguments of both parties against the Registrar office objections in his chamber on Tuesday.

The counsels of the petitioners, in their arguments, stated that the alleged corruption of the prime minister falls under Article 184-3 of the constitution and only Supreme Court of Pakistan have jurisdiction to hear the case. The lawyers argued that it is upto the court to decide if the case can be heard or not.

Panama Papers’ controversy or Panama Leaks as it is being reported, has caused quite a stir around the world. The documents reveal off-shore companies and bank accounts owned by world leaders, politicians and famous celebrities around the world.

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