LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Friday declared former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi qualified from contesting election from NA-57 Murree.
The Lahore High Court has dismissed the verdict of the Appellate tribunal accepting the plea submitted by Abbassi to challenge his disqualification verdict from Murree’s NA-57 constituency in Lahore High Court (LHC).
Earlier, an appellate tribunal had disqualified Abbassi for life from contesting election from NA-57.
Abbasi’s lawyer Khawaja Tariq Raheem filed the petition which has requested the court to annul the verdict of appellate tribunal.
The plea maintains that the tribunal exceeded its authority as it does not possess any right to award lifetime disqualification to any person.
The appellate tribunal on Wednesday disqualified former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for life from contesting election from NA-57 Murree.
The eight-page verdict issued by Justice Ibadur Rehman Lodhi declared that Abbasi is not eligible to become Member of Parliament under Article 62 (1) (F) of the constitution as he is not Sadiq and Amin.
The verdict says that Shahid Khaqan Abbasi declared the value of his F-7/2 house in Islamabad as Rs300,000 in order to obtain a loan of Rs25 million.
He also under declared his assets in nomination papers which is a clear discrepancy in oath of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, it added.—INP