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PTI seeks disqualification of Sharif's brother over conflict of interest

ANI  |  Islamabad [Pakistan] 

The Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Monday filed a in the Supreme seeking disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's brother and current Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif over allegations of conflict of interest.

Shahbaz and the Commission of have been named as respondents in the filed by Babar Awan on behalf of PTI chairman Imran Khan.

The plea alleges that Shahbaz has "violated his oath" that he took when he assumed the office of Chief Minister as he remained involved in his private business despite holding a public office.

"Mr Shahbaz Sharif...preferred his personal interest over national interest by abuse of his influence and through his official conduct as well as by misuse of his official decisions," Dawn quoted the as saying.

The petition also alleged that the sugar mills of Shahbaz are illegal as they were established "without the approval [of] the Environment Impact Assessment".

According to the report, the petition also accused the Chief Minister of misusing his authority to protect his sugar mills.

The PTI's petition would be heard by the Lahore High Court's Justice Shahid Karim on Tuesday.

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First Published: Mon, July 17 2017. 17:05 IST