Tuesday, February 16, 2010

LHC dismisses plea challenging Nawaz electoral eligibility

LAHORE: An Election Tribunal of the Lahore High Court rejected on Tuesday a petition challenging the electoral eligibility of Pakistan Muslim League-N chief Mian Nawaz Sharif.

The tribunal dismissed the plea and declared Nawaz as eligible to contest election.

The tribunal comprised of Justice Chaudhry Iftikhiar Hussain, Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Justice Nasir.

The petitioner, Shahid Orakzai, insisted that Nawaz Sharif was defaulter and was accused of attacking the Supreme Court.

On the other hand, defense lawyer argued that Nawaz Sahrif was not involved in any attack on the apex court.

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