Once a liar, always a liar: Supreme Court rules

The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday, in a majority verdict, announced that disqualification under Article 62(1)(f) is for life.

In February, the five-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar reserved judgment on the case related to the determination of time duration of disqualification under Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution.

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During the same month, Nawaz contended before the SC that disqualification under Article 62 “is confined only to the election in question, and not perpetual”. He stated this in a written statement in the matter related to the interpretation of Article 62 (1)(f) of the Constitution.

The apex court disqualified Nawaz as the premier in the landmark judgment in Panama Papers case on July 28, 2017. The top court also disqualified the PML-N’s supremo to hold the party’s top slot on February 21 this year.

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