Sharif brothers’ file petition in Supreme Court to make them parties in disqualification case

March 28th, 2009 - 6:50 pm ICT by ANI  

Nawaz Sharif Islamabad, Mar.28 (ANI): Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and deposed Punjab chief minister Shahbaz Sharif have filed a petition in the Supreme Court pleading to the apex court to make them parties in the disqualification revision petitions’ hearings.

Advocates Abid Hassan Manto and Khawaja Haris filed the petition on behalf of the leaders, and also urged the court to declare the earlier ex-party decision as obsolete.

According to The News, two other petitions were also filed for issuing a stay order against the disqualification verdict till the review petition is heard.

The review petition was filed soon after the Pakistani government decided to reinstate the judiciary and Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry to the November 2007 position, following a country-wide protest by the Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif.

The Supreme Court of Pakistan in its verdict on February 25 had termed the Sharif brothers’ ‘ineligible’ for contesting elections and holding office. (ANI)

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