Supreme Court reserved its verdict in disqualification duration case

The Supreme Court of Pakistan Wednesday reserved its verdict in the case regarding duration for the disqualification of the members of the Parliament incurred under Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution.

A five-member larger bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, heard several identical petitions to stipulate the timeframe for which a lawmaker would stand disqualified in the wake of violation under Article-62-1F of the Constitution.

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Appearing before the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Attorney General of Pakistan Ashtar Ausaf Ali said the Constitution needs to be amended to specify the duration of disqualification of any member of the Parliament who was found to have been guilty.

He wondered if the disqualification of the lawmakers will continue even after the death, as no limit of time has been set in the law.

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