SC adjourns Sharif’s brothers’ eligibility case

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court Wednesday adjourned former Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and his brother Mian Shahbaz Sharif eligibility case till August 26. The government had filed an appeal in the apex court against the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif and had challenged Lahore High Court (LHC) order to set up an election tribunal to decide the eligibility of Shahbaz Sharif.

A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Mohammad Moosa K Leghari, heard the cases of Sharif brother’s eligibility. Raja Abdul Rehman, Deputy Attorney General gave his arguments in favour of eligibility. However, advocate of the petitioner Noor Elahi gave his arguments against the appeal.

He said Nawaz Sharif was the affected candidate who didn’t challenge the High Court decision, so appeal of the federal government could not be heard. The government cannot become a party in the case, as the Lahore High Court had made no judgment regarding Nawaz Sharif’s sentence and the loan, he said. Supreme Court adjourned the hearing till August 26.-SANA

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