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Sharif disqualified from holding office for life after Pak SC verdict

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

Pakistan's has been barred from holding office for life, after the today ruled that disqualification of a lawmaker under the Constitution is for life.

The verdict was issued unanimously by all five judges of the bench while hearing a case related to determination of time duration for disqualification of a lawmaker under the Constitution, reported.

The court had grappled with Article 62(1)(f) which only stated that a lawmaker is disqualified under specified conditions but did not set out the duration of the disqualification.

Article 62, which sets the precondition for a to be "sadiq and ameen" (honest and righteous), is the same provision under which Sharif, 68, was disqualified on July 28, 2017, in the

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 13:05 IST