Sheikh Rasheed qualified to contest elections— Supreme Court verdict

The Supreme Court has announced its verdict in the disqualification case pertaining to Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed, declaring him fit to hold office.

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

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The petition seeking disqualification of firebrand leader was filed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s Shakeel Awan who lost the 2013 general election to Rasheed.

Shakeel, who happens to be a relative of PTI’s Babr Awan, claimed that the AML chief mis-declared his assets in his nomination papers and owned the error as well.

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