29 July 2017

News Story: Dismissed Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif to approach court - lawyer

Nawaz Sharif
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ISLAMABAD, July 28 (Xinhua) -- Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will approach the country's top court to present his views, his lawyer barrister Zafarullah Khan said Friday hours after the Supreme Court disqualified Nawaz Sharif as the prime minister.

Speaking at a news conference, Khan said the apex court did not disqualify Nawaz Sharif on the pleas of tax evasion, concealing of assets and the ownership of flat in London but disqualified him on other reason.

A five-member panel of the Supreme Court earlier ruled that Nawaz Sharif "failed to disclose his un-withdrawn receivables constituting assets" from a UAE-based company in his nomination papers filed for the General Elections held in 2013.

Meanwhile the Election Commission of Pakistan has de-notified Nawaz Sharif as member of the National Assembly, a statement said. The commission said the decision was taken in line with the Supreme Court's order.

The court ruled that Nawaz Sharif had "furnished a false declaration" and is "not honest" under the provisions of the country's constitution and therefore he is disqualified to be a member of the parliament.

Read the full story at Xinhua