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Pak SC to hear Sharif’s disqualification case on Dec 8

A petition seeking the disqualification of Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for allegedly lying to the parliament will be heard by the Supreme Court on December 8. The apex court said a larger seven-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk, would hear the plea by advocate Gohar Nawaz Sindhu, Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid leader Chaudhary Shujaat and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s Ishaq Khan Khakwani.

The larger bench was constituted in line with a November 10 order of a three-judge bench. The petitioner’s claim that Sharif gave a false statement in the parliament on August 29. Sharif had in a policy statement told the parliament that he did not ask the then army chief to help defuse tension between the government and protest leaders, who were agitating in Islamabad seeking his resignation.


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