Published On: Wed, Feb 7th, 2018
Published in Category: Islamabad

Nawaz Sharif will not be party in case seeks to determine time period of disqualification

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Islamabad: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday told the apex Court that he will not be party in the proceedings of a case which seeks to determine the time period of disqualification of a holder of public office under Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution.

In a response submitted to the apex court through advocate on record on Tuesday, the ex-PM said that he had decided not to participate in the court proceedings after consulting leaders of the PML-N.

Nawaz said that if he had decided to participate in the proceedings, he would have asked Justice Saeed and Justice Ahsan to recuse themselves from the case as they had served on the bench that disqualified him in the Panama Papers case.

The former premier noted in his reply that the matter one of “far-reaching consequences relating to the body politic of the country” – has been taken up by the court on the “motion of many other aggrieved parties”.

The former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif also refused to become the party in the case regarding making disqualified person as chairman of the political party.