SC dismissed petition seeking Sheikh Rasheed’s disqualification

SC dismissed petition seeking Sheikh Rasheed’s disqualification

Islamabad (Staff Report): The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday dismissed a plea seeking disqualification of Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed.

The petition, filed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s Shakeel Awan, who lost the 2013 general election to Rasheed, had accused Rashid of misdeclaring his assets in the nomination forms that he had submitted to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for the general elections in 2013.

A three-member bench headed by Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and comprising Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Justice Sajjad Ali Shah had reserved the verdict on March 20, 2018.

The SC bench ruled 2-1 in Rashid's favour, with Justice Isa writing the dissenting note and recommending that the case be sent to a full court for further hearings.

A detailed order in the case is yet to be issued.

Speaking to the media after the verdict was announced by the apex court, Rasheed thanked God for bestowing him with respect yet again.