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Imran's party files plea against Sharif's political activities

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

Cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan's Tehreek-e-Insaf party today filed a with the Commission seeking restrictions on ousted Nawaz Sharif's political activities in the wake of his disqualification by the Supreme

The was filed by advocate Babar Awan on behalf of Tehreek-i-Insaf leader Dr Yasmeen Rashid, hours before Sharif was to lead a rally to his hometown Lahore from via the historic Grand Trunk (GT) Road.

The has been filed under Section 5 of the Political Parties Order 2002 and requests Sharif's disqualification from holding any post in any political party, the Dawn reported.

The opposition has decried Sharif's continued role in the Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) after his disqualification by the apex in the Panama Papers case.

The petition further states that the party carrying Sharif's name should be banned, asking that nominations made by him for the post of the prime minister and for the cabinet should be declared illegal.

On July 28, a five-member Supreme bench disqualified 67-year-old Sharif for dishonesty and ruled that corruption cases be filed against him and his children, forcing the embattled leader out of office.

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First Published: Wed, August 09 2017. 21:48 IST