Hearing of Sharif’s election case adjourned

July 14th, 2008 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS  

A file-photo of Nawaz Sharif
Islamabad, July 14 (Xinhua) Pakistan’s Supreme Court Monday adjourned till Aug 11 hearing of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s appeal against his disqualification to stand in election. This is the second adjournment of the hearing of his appeal against a ruling that barred Sharif from contesting a parliamentary by-election.

The hearing was originally scheduled two weeks ago.

The Lahore High Court June 23 disqualified Sharif, leader of ruling coalition member Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), from contesting the by-election on the ground that he had been convicted in graft cases after the 1999 coup in which the then Pakistan army chief Pervez Musharraf seized power.

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