Pak SC disqualifies Nawaz Sharif from holding public office for life

Updated:9 months, 2 weeks ago IST

New Delhi, Apr 13 (ANI): The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Friday disqualified former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and former general secretary of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Jahangir Khan Tareen from standing for elections for the rest of their lives. Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Saqib Nisar led the five-member bench which gave the unanimous verdict on several identical petitions pertaining to the duration of disqualification of a politician under Article 62(1) (f) of the Pakistan Constitution. The country's apex court had asked the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to file references against the Sharif family, in connection with the corruption cases against them. A Joint Investigation Team (JIT) was formed last year to probe the allegations on the Sharif family.

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