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  1. Earlier, Zahir Jaffer's advocate filed 3 petitions in court against IG Islamabad to "clarify strong evidence" against him
  2. File photo of a woman casting her vote. Photo: FileISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday dismissed three petitions seeking a delay in the General Election 2018.Earlier during the day while hearing the petitions requesting a...
  3. ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Thursday rejected pleas seeking correction of discrepancies in delimitation of constituencies.The CJP remarked that if the delimitation of constituencies is...
  4. The Islamabad High Court on Monday, June 4, 2018, dismissed sixteen petitions against the delimitations of various constituencies. Photo: File ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Monday dismissed sixteen petitions against the delimitations of...
  5. Balochistan High Court. Photo: FileQUETTA: Balochistan High Court on Saturday dismissed petitions challenging the delimitation of provincial and federal constituencies.The petitioners challenged the delimitation of six national and three provincial...
  6. Pakistan Awami Tehreek has filed a treason petition against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in the Lahore High Court in light of Nawaz?s controversial remarks on 2008 Mumbai attacks. Photo: fileLAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek has filed a...
  7. The Supreme Court started hearing Monday morning the review petitions against the 2012 Asghar Khan case judgment. Photo: file ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court started hearing Monday morning the review petitions against the 2012 Asghar Khan case...
  8. The late Asghar Khan (left) with his counsel and wife after the 2012 verdict. Photo: File ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar will hear on May 7 review petitions against the 2012 Asghar Khan case judgment.Former army chief...
  9. Photo: ReutersISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has filed a request in the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) against Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi?s statement on the Senate elections.This comes after the...
  10. he Supreme Court will hear contempt petitions against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairperson Imran Khan, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif today. Photo: file1ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court will hear contempt petitions against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf...
  11. Lahore High Court. Photo: File LAHORE: A full bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) set to hear the clubbed contempt of court petitions against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz was dissolved once more as a judge...
  12. Farooq Sattar of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan's PIB faction (right) and Amir Khan of the party's Bahadurabad faction (left). Photo: Geo News ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will hear petitions regarding the convenership of Muttahida Qaumi Movement - Pakistan's (MQM-P) Bahadurabad and PIB factions later today. The infighting between party members over nominations for the upcoming Senate elections has resulted in the emergence of splinter groups, led by Dr Farooq Sattar and the Rabita Committee respectively. PIB's Sattar and Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui of the Bahadurabad faction have reached the ECP premises for the hearing. The intra-party election conducted by the Farooq Sattar-led PIB faction will also be brought under discussion. According to recent developments, the Bahadurabad group had refused the PIB faction's suggestion to dissolve the Rabita Committee. The former had in turn suggested the party's PIB group to constitute a parliamentary board.
  13. Supreme Court of Pakistan. Photo: AFP/File ISLAMABAD: A three-member Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar will hear today several petitions challenging the Elections Act 2017. The Supreme Court has taken up around a dozen petitions against disqualified prime minister Nawaz Sharif being reelected party president after the passage of the Elections Act. At the last hearing of the case on January 23, senior Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Khawaja Saad Rafique appeared before the court. During the hearing, the chief justice remarked that Rafique gives very passionate speeches and should speak for himself in court. The chief justice also instructed that after the hearing, there will no media talk outside the court. ?Can?t let my institution be used for political gains,? the chief justice had observed. ?I don?t watch TV but we get the message on whatever is said about us.? The chief justice asserted that no one can pressurise the Supreme Court and the institution itself determines its constitutional limits. Speaking on the occasion, Barrister Farogh Naseem, representing petitioner Sheikh Rasheed, had said that he is pleading disqualification of one person not the annulment of the entire law. SC cannot be pressurised, says Chief Justice Saqib Nisar Supreme Court took up as many as 13 petitions against Nawaz's party presidency after his disqualification in light of Panama case July 28 verdict The chief justice responded by saying how can he a person becoming party president be stopped without suspending the law which has allowed him to do it. Senior PML-N leader Raja Zafarul Haq requested the court to give the government 15 days for the case but the chief justice gave 10 days to the government to prepare the case. Nawaz's disqualification to Elections Act Following Nawaz's disqualification as prime minister in July 2017 in the Panama Papers case, the ruling party managed to amend the Constitution to allow the former premier to retain his chairmanship of the PML-N. As a result, the Elections Act 2017 was passed by Parliament bringing Nawaz back as the party president despite his disqualification from the National Assembly. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan, Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rashid, MNA Jamshaid Dasti, National Party and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), among others, challenged the law for allowing a disqualified parliamentarian to become a party head. The petitions, challenging specific clauses of the recently passed Elections Act 2017, state that Nawaz's appointment as party president is in violation of Clause 5 of the Political Parties Order 2002 and Article 17 of the Constitution.
  14. ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court will take up today several petitions by legislators disqualified for violating Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution. The larger bench which will take up the matter comprises Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Justice Ijazul Ahsan and Justice Sajjad Ali Shah. Article 62(1)(f) reads: "A person shall not be qualified to be elected or chosen as a member of Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) unless-...he is sagacious, righteous and non-profligate, honest and ameen, there being no declaration to the contrary by a court of law." Though the over dozen petitioners are lawmakers disqualified for possessing fake degrees, the case has ramifications for former prime minister Nawaz Sharif as well as Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) senior leader Jahangir Tareen ? both were unseated from Parliament on violation of the said article. On December 15, last year, the Supreme Court had disqualified Tareen for failing to declare an offshore company and a foreign property in his election nomination papers. Imran Khan cleared, Jahangir Tareen disqualified by Supreme Court ECP denotifies Tareen from his constituency of NA-154 Lodhran-1 Similarly, then-prime minister Nawaz Sharif was disqualified on July 28, 2017 for concealing in his nomination papers the receivable income from his son's company in UAE. The court had summoned both Tareen and Nawaz today. On his way to the apex court, Tareen said an interpretation of the law is necessary, adding that disqualification durations over a dubious money trail and having a fake degree should be different. As the hearing went under way, the bench issued another notice to Nawaz to appear in court tomorrow. The court also declared senior advocate Muneer A Malik as amicus curiae (friend of the court), whereby he will assist the bench in the case. Hearing a separate matter on Friday, the chief justice had remarked that they have to decide the length of disqualification per Article (62)(1)(f) ? whether it will be a year, five years or lifelong. "We will begin hearing petitions on the subject from January 30," he remarked, adding that the larger bench?s decision on the matter will apply in the future. Nawaz Sharif tried to fool people, says SC in Panama review order The detailed verdict on dismissal of Sharif family's review petitions is spread over 23 pages Taking up a case of the article's interpretation earlier, then-chief justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali had observed how the disqualified on the basis of articles 62 and 63 could be forever as a person could reform his or herself and then be considered qualified as per the law.
  15. Ishaq Dar/File photo ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) will hear former finance minister Ishaq Dar?s petitions against the accountability court?s order declaring him a proclaimed offender and issuance of non-bailable arrest warrants for him. The accountability court issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Dar on Nov 14. On Nov 21, the court declared him an absconder and warned his guarantor, Ahmed Ali Qadoosi, that his surety bonds worth Rs5 million would be confiscated if Dar failed to join the trial proceedings. In a hearing on Dec 14, the accountability court declared Dar a proclaimed offender and sought a report on properties and assets of his guarantor from the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Dar had subsequently moved the IHC against the issuance of non-bailable arrest warrants for him and an order declaring him a proclaimed offender. IHC grants stay on property confiscation order against Dar?s guarantor Islamabad High Court heard the petition filed by Dar?s guarantor Ahmed Ali Qadoosi against the judgment of the accountability court Earlier on Tuesday, the IHC granted a 24-hour stay on the accountability court?s judgment about confiscation of property of Dar?s guarantor. Hearing the petition filed by Dar?s guarantor Ahmed Ali Qadoosi against the judgment of the accountability court, the IHC granted a 24-hour stay on the order, a day after the investigation officer of the NAB submitted details of the guarantor?s movable properties to the accountability court.
  16. ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will hear Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf?s (PTI) petitions against the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) regarding alleged foreign funding today. A five-member bench headed by Chief Election Commissioner will hear the petitions, which accuse the two parties of concealing their source of income and the companies registered by them abroad. In its verdict last week on the petition filed against the PTI regarding similar allegations of foreign funding, the Supreme Court had said the matter would be sent back to the ECP for investigation.
  17. ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday petitioned the Supreme Court (SC) to again consider clubbing of the three NAB references against him into one. Nawaz had earlier petitioned the Supreme Court regarding the clubbing of the references into one but the petition was rejected by the SC Registrar's office which had referred him to the relevant forum. The Chief Justice of Pakistan had also dismissed Nawaz's appeal on the registrar's decision rejecting his petition which sought an end to the multiple corruption cases against him. The petition filed today by Nawaz has appealed to the apex court to consider the objections raised by the registrar and create a new bench to hear the petition. Nawaz in his petition further stated that if a verdict is challenged, then the court has to restart proceedings on the matter. The application also stated that the apex court, under Article 184(3) of the Constitution, can also declare any verdict as void, hence the earlier ruling on clubbing the references could be considered as void. NAB references Nawaz is facing three corruption references in the accountability court filed by NAB in light of the Supreme Court's July 28 verdict in the Panama Papers case which led to his disqualification. The accountability court on November 8 had again dismissed Nawaz's plea seeking the clubbing of three references into one, which was later challenged in the IHC. At the hearing on November 20, Nawaz's lawyer pointed out similarities between the Azizia Steel Mills and Flagship Investment references, pleading that they be combined. Nawaz's counsel Azam Nazir Tarar argued before the two-member bench that the accountability court had noted the similarities between the references. He had stated that the three individuals named as accused in both references are the same, adding that of the 13 witnesses in both references, six are the same. The lawyer had told the bench that the accountability court had decided against clubbing the three references ? Avenfield, Azizia Steel Mills and Flagship Investment ? without waiting for the IHC verdict on the matter. The bench then reserved its decision after hearing NAB's version on the matter. On November 14, the IHC had sent notices to NAB on the petition. Nawaz's petition pleaded the IHC to direct the accountability court ?to frame one charge and conduct a single trial? against the Sharif family in the three corruption references. Nawaz's petition also pleaded the IHC to direct the accountability court ?to frame one charge and conduct a single trial? against the Sharif family in the three corruption references.
  18. ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan filed a petition in the Supreme Court on Wednesday seeking the merger of the country's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province. Khan, in his petition, stated the president has the authority to legislate for the sake of peace and governance in tribal areas. He stated that President Mamnoon Hussain announced FATA Reforms Package, and the KP government has fulfilled all Constitutional responsibilities and is willing for FATA's integration. PM directs to delay FATA reforms bill, after call by Fazalur Rehman: sources ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed his party lawmakers to delay proceedings on FATA reforms package in the National Assembly till his return to Pakistan after a phone call with... In January, the federal government had reportedly decided to merge the country's tribal areas with KP, for which the 30th amendment bill was to be tabled in the National Assembly in May 2017. But the then prime minister Nawaz Sharif directed his party lawmakers to delay proceedings on FATA Reforms Package, reportedly after a phone call with the chief of an allied party. The PTI chairman further said the provincial assembly has also adopted a resolution pertaining to the merger and the matter has been raised at all forums, prior to approaching the court. He noted the constitution assures provision of basic rights to all citizens based on equality and moved the apex court for ordering FATA's merger with KP. PTI slams Fazl, Achakzai for dilly-dallying on KP-FATA merger Shah Mehmood Qureshi asked whether Fazl thinks a jirga is more important and should decide on the merger or the Parliament FATA will be difficult to control if conditions deteriorate: Imran Khan Imran Khan hopes to make FATA a part of the general elections in 2018 President Mamnoon Hussain, ministries of Law, States and Frontier Regions and FATA Secretariat have been made respondents in the petition. The PTI has also previously criticised Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) and Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) for dilly-dallying the merger.
  19. ISLAMABAD: The Chief Justice of Pakistan dismissed on Wednesday the registrar office?s objections to petitions challenging the Elections Act 2017. During the in-camera hearing, Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar overruled the objections of the registrar who had directed the petitioners to approach the 'relevant forum' for redressal of their objections. The chief justice then directed the registrar to fix the petition for hearing. The petitions against the recently-passed law were filed by Awami Muslim League leader Sheikh Rasheed, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan, Pakistan Peoples? Party, MNA Jamshed Dasti and several others. Imran Khan challenges Election Reforms Act 2017 in Supreme Court The PTI leader also stated that the Act is against Political Parties Order 2002, and in direct conflict with Article 204, 175 of the constitution In his petition filed under Article 184/3 of the Constitution, Khan maintained that the amendments in the act are in violation of the Constitution as a disqualified legislator cannot become a party chief. By passing an amendment to the law, which generally pertains to the holding of polls in the country, the ruling party had allowed disqualified prime minister Nawaz Sharif to regain leadership of the party. The PTI leader also stated that the act is against Political Parties Order 2002, and in direct conflict with Articles 204 and 175 of the Constitution. NA passes Election Reforms Bill 2017, paves way for Nawaz's return as PML-N president Opposition members protest the bill, tear copies of it The petition said that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had to leave his designation of party leader after the Panama case verdict of July 28 disqualified him from Parliament. Khan requested the court to null and void Articles 9, 10 and 203 of the act, as he maintained that the amendments were put in the House, in view of giving constitutional cover to Nawaz for becoming party chief again. The intra-party election of PML-N was held after the National Assembly, on October 2, passed the Elections Bill 2017, paving the way for the former prime minister to regain the chairmanship of the ruling party.
  20. ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has issued a detailed verdict rejecting review petitions filed by the Sharif family in the Panama Papers case, Geo News learnt Tuesday. The detailed verdict comprising 23 pages, has been reproduced below: No error has been identified in the Panama case, which could be reviewed and the accountability court is free to make a decision on the basis of nature of evidence, the verdict read. The trial court has the authority to reject weak evidence. "The facts about disqualification of Nawaz Sharif as prime minister were uncontroversial," the apex court observed in its verdict.
  21. PTI Chairman Imran Khan. Photo: File ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has challenged in the Islamabad High Court the non-bailable arrest warrants issued against him by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). On October 12, the ECP issued non-bailable arrest warrants for the PTI chief in relation to a contempt of court case against him. The petition states that the ECP has made him a target of political victimisation and exceeded its jurisdiction. It also states that the commission has violated his basic rights by issuing the warrants. The five-member ECP, bench headed by Chief Election Commissioner Justice (retd) Sardar Raza Khan, has ordered the police to arrest Imran and present him before the commission on October 26. Earlier, on September 14, the ECP had issued bailable warrants against Imran to ensure his presence in the case. The ECP had ordered Imran to submit a surety bond of Rs100,000 until September 25 and nominate two persons who would ensure payment of the amount and be held responsible otherwise. ECP issues non-bailable arrest warrants for Imran Khan The ECP ordered that the PTI chief should be arrested and presented before it on October 26 Imran was also ordered to appear on that day in the commission in person. However, the PTI approached the IHC which, on September 20, suspended the bailable arrest warrants. The ECP had issued the contempt notice to Khan on January 24 over his ?scandalous remarks? about the commission. Akbar Babar, the petitioner who had filed the foreign funding case against the PTI leadership, had informed the ECP that the PTI chief had accused it of being biased in the foreign funding case following which his counsel tendered an apology with the commission. Babar is also one of the founding members of the PTI. Several times since then, Imran has accused the ECP, among other government bodies, of being compromised and working for the benefit of Nawaz Sharif, the former prime minister and head of the ruling party, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.
  22. ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court resumed on Thursday hearing of review petitions filed by the Sharif family and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar against the apex court's judgment in the Panama Papers case on July 28. Nawaz's lawyer, Khawaja Harris, is continuing his arguments from Wednesday in front of the five-member bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa. The bench is the same that delivered the final judgment in the high-profile case leading to Nawaz's disqualification and filing of anti-corruption references against Sharif family members and Dar. Other members of the bench include Justice Gulzar Ahmed, Justice Ijazul Ahsan, Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan ? who along with the latter two headed the special implementation bench in the Panama case that oversaw the work of the Joint Investigation Team. Khawaja Harris During the Wednesday's hearing, Harris argued that the final verdict [in the Panama Papers case] by the five-judge bench was not right as two honourable bench members had on April 20 given their verdict [on disqualification]. Justice Khosa observed that the reasons [of the judges] to disqualify Nawaz as prime minister may have differed but the decision was unanimous. Meet the five-member bench behind the Panama Papers verdict The five member-bench was headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa Justice Azmat also remarked that the final Panama case verdict was to be decided by the same five-member bench which had given the April 20 judgment. The former prime minister, through his petition, has argued that the decision passed by the court on July 28 should have been passed by a three-member bench as Justice Khosa and Justice Gulzar Ahmed's jurisdiction had expired after their dissenting judgment on April 20. The same has been argued in petitions filed by Nawaz?s children, Hasan, Hussain and Maryam and son-in-law MNA Captain (retd) Safdar as well as Dar. SC to decide whether to hear Panama case or send to accountability court PM's counsel presented his arguments in Supreme Court today; Ishaq Dar, PM's children's counsels to appear tmrw "Nawaz's basic rights were usurped by appointing monitoring judge," Harris said further on Wednesday. Justice Ejaz responded that the accountability court [where corruption cases will now be heard] is free to reach its own decision. The quality of investigation can be reviewed and the petitioners will be allowed the opportunity to cross-question witnesses and JIT members, he added. Justice Khosa also observed that the content could be different but the result was the same. ?Nawaz Sharif was disqualified in both judgments,? he remarked. However, Harris maintained that a five-judge bench could not have given the July 28 judgment. The counsel for Nawaz's children and son-in-law, Salman Akram Raja, was also present in the courtroom and is expected to present his arguments later on. New bench formed The Supreme Court had decided on Tuesday to the Sharifs? plea [submitted on Monday] that a five-judge bench is formed to hear the review petitions against the Panama Papers case verdict instead of an already-formed three-member bench. SC accepts Sharif family's plea for five-judge bench to review Panama case verdict Sharif's children, son-in-law had submitted plea seeking delay in today's hearing of their review petition by a three-member bench During the hearing of the plea by the Sharifs for the formation of a larger bench on Tuesday, the Sharif children's counsel pleaded the three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Ejaz and comprising Justice Azmat and Justice Ahsan, to form a five-member bench to hear their review petitions. He also pleaded that their review petition against the judgment of the five-member bench be taken up first. Justice Ejaz observed that the three-judge bench gave the majority verdict in the Panama Papers case and that the decision would not have been different had the three-judge bench given a verdict in the case. However, the bench accepted Raja's plea and sent to the chief justice a request seeking the formation of a five-judge bench, which was notified later in the day. Nawaz's review petition On August 15, the former prime minister filed three petitions in the Supreme Court to review the Panama Papers verdict which resulted in his disqualification. Nawaz files three petitions to review Panama verdict in SC Appeals pleaded the apex court to dismiss petitions filed by opposition parties The petitions pleaded the apex court to dismiss the petitions filed by Sheikh Rasheed, Imran Khan and Siraj-ul-Haq. The former prime minister, through his petition, argued that the decision passed by the court on July 28 should have been passed by a three-member bench as Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and Justice Gulzar Ahmed's jurisdiction had expired after their dissenting judgment on April 20. "That by signing the Final Order of the Court dated 28.07.2017, the hon?ble two Members of the ?Bench? have actually passed two final Judgments in the same case, which is unprecedented in judicial history," said the appeal filed, a copy of which is available with Geo News. The petitions also called the commendations and appreciations of the JIT "a gross transgression" of the former prime minister's right to a fair trial. The former premier has also filed a request before the apex court to issue a stay order on the implementation of the Supreme Court verdict. Ishaq Dar's review petition On August 21, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar filed a review petition against the Panama Papers case verdict. Dar?s petition was filed by lawyers Shahid Hamid and Dr Tariq Hasan, who requested the apex court to null and void it's July 28 decision and to halt the NAB references against Dar till the verdict on the review petition. Dar files review petition against Panama case verdict Finance minister has objected to working of the Panama case JIT, saying 'the JIT self-evidently exceeded its mandate' In the nine-page review petition, Dar objected on the working of Panama case JIT, stating ?the JIT self-evidently exceeded its mandate by opining on whether or not Petitioner?s assets were disproportionate to his known source of income and this august Court has regrettably erred in law?. in passing a NAB reference against the petitioner on the basis of a JIT report that was way beyond its mandate.? The finance minister in his appeal also mentioned that Article 184 (3) of the Constitution cannot be used to usurp basic human rights of an individual, further adding that a three-member bench heard the Panama case after the submission of the JIT report, but the final decision was given by a five-member bench. Dar also said that the appointment of a judge to monitor NAB?s proceedings will affect the trial proceedings. Sharif children, son-in-law file review pleas On August 25, Nawaz's children and son-in-law also challenged the apex court's July 28 verdict. One review petition was filed against the three-judge decision and another against the five-judge decision of the apex court. Maryam Nawaz, Capt (retd) Safdar, Hussain Nawaz and Hasan Nawaz There is no accusation or evidence against Safdar, Nawaz's son-in-law, regarding the purchase of the Sharifs' London properties but still NAB was ordered to file a reference against him, the petition claimed. It said further that the posting of a monitoring judge to oversee implementation of the verdict is against the law, explaining that the accountability court cannot operate independently after the appointment of an implementation judge. The petitioners claim that their basic rights have been infringed upon as their objections to the JIT's final probe report were not taken into consideration. Moreover, it is stated that the JIT investigation was incomplete and thus cannot be used as a basis for filing a NAB reference. It has been argued in the review petition that the original five-member bench could not have delivered the final verdict as two judges from that bench were no longer part of the proceedings since the JIT's work was overseen by the special three-member implementation bench. The Panama Papers case verdict Nawaz was disqualified under Article 62 (1)(f) of the Constitution by the Supreme Court on July 28. Disqualified by SC, Nawaz Sharif steps down as prime minister Nawaz Sharif disqualified for failing to disclose his un-withdrawn receivables constituting assets from UAE-based Capital FZE in his 2013 election nominations papers Announcing its verdict in the high-profile case, the five-member bench had unanimously disqualified Nawaz for failing to disclose his un-withdrawn receivables constituting assets from UAE-based Capital FZE in his nominations papers for the 2013 General Election, stating that this meant he was not ?honest? and ?truthful?, as per the Constitution. In the verdict, all five judges ruled to send references against Nawaz Sharif, his children, son-in-law and Dar to an accountability court. The court also ordered the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to file a reference against the accused in an accountability court in six weeks and directed for the trial to be wrapped up within six months. The NAB, as per the directives, has filed the references in the accountability court of Islamabad.
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