Pakistan Punjab under President rule after SC verdict

February 25th, 2009 - 10:54 pm ICT by ANI  

Nawaz Sharif

Lahore , Feb. 25 (ANI): Pakistan government has imposed Presidents rule in the countrys Punjab province following the Supreme Courts decision not to allow the Sharif brothers to contest elections.

Earlier, the Pakistan Supreme Court has declared that Nawaz Sharif and his brother Shahbaz Sharif, who is currently the Chief Minister of Punjab Province as ineligible for contesting elections.

A three member Supreme Court bench, headed by Justice Musa K. Laghari, disposed-off the Sharifs electoral eligibility case on Wednesday. This in effect means that Shahbaz Sharif is Punjab Chief Minister.

Furious over the two line verdict, their lawyer, Akram Sheikh, said the decision was not surprising as the judges were only abiding by orders given to them by the Government.

Sharif brothers were declared ineligible on the orders of President Zardari, The News quoted Sheikh, as saying.(ANI)

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