Pakistan

Supreme Court dismisses petitions seeking disqualification of PM

ISLAMABAD: A larger bench of Supreme Court dismissed petitions seeking the disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, ARY News reported on Tuesday.

A seven-member larger bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk dismissed three identical petitions filed by Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid (PML-Q) chief Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, Advocate Gauhar Nawaz and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Ishaq Khakwani.

The petitioners had stated that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had lied on the floor of the lower house of the parliament on the issue of arbitration by the army.

The prime minister’s speech on the floor of the parliament was also read out in the court.

The larger bench of the Supreme Court dismissed the petitions after going through the arguments.

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