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Chief Justice asks litigants to satisfy how Election Act violates constitution

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday questioned the maintainability of as many as 13 petitions challenging the Election Act 2017, which paved the way for ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif to emerge as the president of his party despite lifelong disqualification in the Panama Papers case. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, who headed a three-judge bench of the apex court, initially turned down the petitioners' request to issue notices to official respondents, and asked them to satisfy the judges with regard to the…