ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has issued a stay order on Tuesday against the disqualification of Pakistan Muslim League-N President Mian Shahbaz Sharif. Mian Shahbaz Sharif has been restored as Chief Minister of Punjab immediately following the issuance of the stay order. Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended its earlier ruling barring former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his brother from holding elected office, and restored their government in key province of Punjab.
The apex court bench, headed by Justice Tassaduq Jilani, heard Sharif brothers eligibility case. According to the verdict, till the apex court’s hearing and decision into Sharifs’ case, Shahbaz Sharif would continue serving as chief minister Punjab.
‘The operation of the February 25 order has been suspended,’ Judge Tassaquq Hussain Jilani told the court allowing Shahbaz Sharif, who was chief minister of Punjab, to resume office.
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