Sheikh Rasheed’s petition seeking disqualification of PM over LNG case rejected

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a petition filed by Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmed asking the court to disqualify Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi under Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution by declaring the liquefied natural gas (LNG) contracts reached under his watch illegal and unlawful.

After hearing the arguments presented by Rashid’s counsel, senior lawyer Latif Khosa, the top court ruled that the petition did not fall within the ambit of Article 184(3) of the Constitution, which empowers the court to enforce citizens’ fundamental rights.

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The court directed the petitioner to approach the National Accountability Bureau over his complaint instead.

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