Supreme Court admits PTI’s plea over Nawaz’s disqualification

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday admitted a petition filed by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Ishaq Khakwani seeking disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif under Article 62 (f) of the Constitution.
The PTI had initially submitted the petition on September 2, requesting the disqualification of PM Nawaz for allegedly making false statements on the floor of the National Assembly regarding the role of army in the country’s continuing political crisis.
According to the Article 62 (f) of the Constitution a person is not qualified to be elected or chosen as a member of Parliament unless he is “sagacious, righteous, non-profligate, honest and ameen”.
PTI argued that since Nawaz had given a ‘false’ statement, he should be disqualified as a member of the NA.
When the petition was first filed, the Supreme Court’s registrar office raised objections against the petition and refused to admit it. However, these have now been set aside, and the hearing has been scheduled for early next week.Earlier, the registrar office had rejected PTI leader’s plea by raising objections.

Not against Nawaz but against prevailing system, says Imran

ISLAMABAD: The protests by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) and the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) workers has entered its sixth week with an end to the impasse no where in sight.
The government has been reassured by the Parliament as a resolution backing democracy and the incumbents was unanimously approved, as focus inevitably moves more towards the raging floods elsewhere in the country.
On the other hand, the Opposition’s Political Jirga – which had been touted as the last hope of an amicable resolution to the impasse – has decided to only meet with heads of the protesting parties to carry forward negotiations after last weeks’s abortive attempts.
For their part, both Imran Khan and Dr Tahirul Qadri remain rooted their demands. Having termed Nawaz Sharif as untrustworthy while and ‘exposing’ his ‘corruption’ before thousands every evening, PTI and PAT are now gearing up to announce their next course of action.

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