LHC CJ forms larger bench to hear case against Nawaz Sharif

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Wednesday, 06 May 2015 15:59

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice Manzoor Ahmad Malik has constituted a five-judge larger bench to hear a petition filed in 1991 that sought disqualification of the then premier Nawaz Sharif on grounds that he does not comply with Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution.

The larger bench comprises of Justice Muhammad Farrukh Irfan Khan, Justice Ayesha A. Malik, Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan, Justice Faisal Zaman Khan and Justice Mirza Waqas Rauf and will hear petition on May 8.

The case had been pending for decades after which the LHC on April 27 ordered that a larger bench be formed to hear the high-profile case, since according to law, cases involving high-profile individuals such as the prime minister require at least five or seven judges on the bench.

Read: LHC orders larger bench to hear PM Nawaz's disqualification plea

The unavailability of the required number of judges is why the petition, filed by Imran Ali, has been pending for the past 24 years.

The petitioner had said that Nawaz Sharif was not eligible to hold the post of prime minister as he posses assets abroad.

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