Nawaz Sharif won’t be affected by lifetime disqualification, says Tarar

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ISLAMABAD: Tarar says Nawaz Sharif won’t be disqualified for life. Azam Nazeer Tarar, former law minister, clarified on Thursday that the Supreme Court’s verdict on the procedure law will not affect PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif’s lifetime disqualification issue, which was already revoked as part of the election law amendments.

According to reports, the apex court verdict had closed the door to electoral politics for the ex-premier because it struck down a section dealing with the retrospective effect of law.

SC Practice and Procedure Act 2023 was upheld by the full court on Wednesday, and petitions against it were dismissed.

Tarar says Nawaz Sharif won’t be disqualified for life. However, by a majority of 8 to 7, it declared that sub-section (2) of section 5 (granting a right of appeal retrospectively) was unconstitutional.

Nawaz Sharif’s political future has been complicated by the verdict, according to several legal experts.

In response to these claims, Tarar, a key member of the party’s legal team who met with Nawaz Sharif in London before he left for Pakistan, said that a five-year disqualification amendment was made to the Elections Act, 2017.

In cases where the Constitution is silent, legislation can address the issue, and as a result, all those who were disqualified for life, including Nawaz Sharif, are now eligible to contest elections.

According to Tarar, the top court had recognized the parliament’s legislative competence and strengthened the legislature with the ruling.

Furthermore, he demanded that all vacant posts in the Supreme Court and high courts be filled.

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