Nawaz Sharif still an offender despite pardon : Pak Supreme Court

February 2nd, 2009 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad, Feb.2 (ANI): The Supreme Court of Pakistan has ruled that though former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been pardoned in the case relating to his disqualification from contesting the by-elections, he still remains an offender.
According to The News, Justice Sheikh Hakim Ali observed that Sharif was still an offender and not eligible to contest the elections.
Earlier, during the hearing, Sharifs lawyer Akram Sheikh argued that the case against his client does not have legality to stand in the court as it was filed three days after the specified time.
Sheikh also said that the opposite counsel Qazi Mohiuddin was arguing as legal counsel for three different parties.
The Supreme Court bench which is hearing the case is headed by Justice Moosa K. Laghari with Justice Sakhi Hussain Bokhari and Justice Sheikh Hakim Ali as other two members. (ANI)

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