SC disqualifies Nawaz Sharif from holding office for life

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Pakistan's Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the disqualification handed to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the Panama Papers case was for life, Firstpost reported today quoting news channels. 

Sharif had resigned in July after the Supreme Court disqualified him from holding office over the Panama Papers case.

A Dawn report said that the disqualification under Article 62 (1)(f) of Pakistan's Constitution is for life. 

A bunch of appeals and petitions had challenged the length of disqualification under the article, according to The Financial Express. 

The Supreme Court had reserved its verdict on the matter on 14 February.

At the last hearing, the government had argued that the length of disqualification should be left for the Parliament to decide, not the court, the report added.

The judges, however, ruled that according to the Constitution, those who are not "honest" and "truthful" as per law are banned from Parliament for life, Geo News reported.

The Dawn report further said Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, who was heading the bench, remarked before the verdict was announced that the public deserves "leaders of good character."

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Jahangir Tareen was among the other lawmakers also disqualified under the said article.

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  • WISE DONKEY Friday, 13 April 2018 01:38 PM

    I wish this happens in our country too for the corrupt politicians to open their eyes to end this disgusting and disgraceful practice.

    Observer Friday, 13 April 2018 08:30 PM

    Pakistane ehema unath Lankawe ehema wenne na

    Gratiaen Friday, 13 April 2018 08:50 PM

    It is unfortunate that I don't think we have that type of judiciary in SL,the way it function.

    donovan Friday, 13 April 2018 01:48 PM

    we need this las in Sri Lanka ASAP. Looks like PK justice got some spine.

    Titanic Friday, 13 April 2018 02:00 PM

    Why isn't not happening in our Banana -republic.

    Damien Friday, 13 April 2018 02:11 PM

    Former Pakistan Prime Minister banned for life from holding Office for Corruption. A couple of weeks back, the Former South Korean President was jailed for 25 years on corruption charges.How nice will it be if Sri Lanka also follows the examples set by fellow Asian countries.

    Sincere Friday, 13 April 2018 03:01 PM

    Only in your dreams bro. Here you can see only deals, deals and deals.

    abuuzman Friday, 13 April 2018 02:47 PM

    We need to import judges from Pakistan and Korea.

    Sincere Friday, 13 April 2018 03:00 PM

    OOh myyy... No, its only in Pakistan!!

    Rasa Friday, 13 April 2018 04:33 PM

    We cannot do this in Sri Lankya, uas there are too many fellouws who are engaged in corruption

    Udda Friday, 13 April 2018 04:47 PM

    Moral of the story: we must have Pakistani judges here.

    malij Friday, 13 April 2018 05:10 PM

    Sad to say, most our politicians falls into that category.

    Buddhist Friday, 13 April 2018 05:37 PM

    Hope Sri Lankan courts learn a lesson from Pakistani courts.

    pala Friday, 13 April 2018 06:01 PM

    this judgment would be good example to our present and would be rulers,The judges, however, ruled that according to the Constitution, those who are not "honest" and "truthful" as per law are banned from Parliament for life, Geo News reported. now as this government is in fast track to catch and punish corrupts of past and present regimes,there may be quite a lot may not for next election

    Dee Friday, 13 April 2018 06:05 PM

    Not only do we need foreign Labourers, doctors, IT staff, service staff; We need foreign Judges too!

    TONY Friday, 13 April 2018 07:17 PM

    OH YOU ARE NOT A PATRIOT FOR ENCOURAGING FOREIGN JUDGES

    Nettle Grub Friday, 13 April 2018 06:51 PM

    This is quite impractical in our context as the whole crowd - all 225 of them - will be out. Not a bad idea though, as it could lead to a set of qualified professionals to change this country to a running business. Good for everyone in the long run !

    TONY Friday, 13 April 2018 07:15 PM

    ISNT THIS AGAINST HUMAN RIGHTS? HOW ABOUT THE SAME JUDGEMENT AGAINST SOME OF OUR LOCAL POLITICIANS.

    Don Juwan Friday, 13 April 2018 08:16 PM

    News media should highlight and keep publishing this article continuously every day for about a week with the comment "who follows suit next in our country."

    Gratiaen Friday, 13 April 2018 08:56 PM

    I don't think our news media will ever highlight such news even once in our news papers!

    billa bravo Friday, 13 April 2018 09:07 PM

    if it is to happen in sri lanka, 225 seats will be empty in the house.

    M.A.Waffa Friday, 13 April 2018 09:33 PM

    This dare verdict pk SC is an example for other. Countries' specially for sri Lanka judiciary body. We srilankans salute your brave impartial act Sir!

    mugunthan Saturday, 14 April 2018 12:15 AM

    OH,NO OUR JUDGES ARE MUCH TOUGHER THAN PK AND SK JUDGES, TAKE FOR EXAMPLE MR.GOTHA'S CASE INTERIM ORDER AGAINST ARREST WITH ALL THE SUBSTANTIAL EVIDENCE PRODUCED HA,HA,HA B LARDY JOKE OF THIS CENTURY./

    donkey Saturday, 14 April 2018 12:18 AM

    we never heard this sort of stories in srilanka. is it means our politicians are honest. where is namal,wimal,bandulla,mahinda to answer this.

    Thomas Saturday, 14 April 2018 07:30 AM

    You should not these sentences be imposed on our previous ruling clique and offenders of the present govt ministers , president etc


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