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Nawaz Sharif files review petition in Supreme Court against his disqualification

Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addresses a crowd during his visit to a mausoleum of poet Mohammad Iqbal on the occasion of Pakistan Independence Day in Lahore on August 14, 2017.

Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addresses a crowd during his visit to a mausoleum of poet Mohammad Iqbal on the occasion of Pakistan Independence Day in Lahore on August 14, 2017.

Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on August 15, 2017 filed a review petition in the Supreme Court challenging his disqualification by a five member bench on July 28, 2017. His lawyer Khwaja Haris confirmed the filing of the review petition.

Mr. Sharif was disqualified by the apex court declaring that he was not being honest and truthful in his declaration of assets before the tax authorities. Mr. Sharif resigned following the verdict but his party rejected the court ruling. His close aide Shahid Khakan Abbasi was appointed Prime Minister till the 2018 elections.

Mr. Sharif also faces corruption cases which will be prepared by the National Accountability Bureau, the country’s apex anti-corruption organisation. His children Hassan, Hussain and Maryam Nawaz too face corruption cases. The Supreme Court has deputed a judge to supervise the completion of the cases within six months. Six weeks had been given to the anti-corruption body to finalise the cases.

Mr. Sharif travelled back to his hometown Lahore on August 12, 2017 and addressed rallies in different cities of Punjab Province where he questioned the judgement of the Supreme Court and asked why no Prime Minister in Pakistan has been allowed to complete his term of five years.

Mr. Sharif claimed that he was ousted by the Supreme Court over a trivial matter which relates to a company of his son Hussain Nawaz in Dubai where he was the honorary chairman of the board of directors but never received any financial benefit from the company.


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