LAHORE: Chief of Awami Muslim League (AML) Sheikh Rasheed on Friday has said that politics of Sharif family has been ended before the general elections.
Exclusively talking to Dunya News, Sheikh Rasheed said that he was expecting the same verdict from Supreme Court (SC) in disqualification period case of lawmakers. Article 62(1)(f) has been implemented today, he added.
He said that he is not allowed to talk in the National Assembly (NA) due to his outspoken nature. I raised voice against amending article regarding Khatam-e-Nabowwat (PBUH).
Earlier today, Supreme Court of Pakistan by a unanimous decision has stated that Nawaz Sharif and Jahangir Tareen stand disqualified for life in a follow-up to the historic disqualification judgments of the two politicians.
The top court in its July 28 ruling of last year had disqualified Nawaz Sharif as president of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), while Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Tareen was disqualified under Articles 62 of the constitution.
A five-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Justice Ijazul Ahsan and Justice Sajjad Ali Shah, reserved the verdict in all 13 appeals against the disqualification of lawmakers.
On February 14, the apex court had reserved its verdict in the case regarding duration of the disqualification of the members of the parliament incurred under Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution. The verdict was reserved after Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf completed his arguments.
Also, the apex court disqualified PTI General Secretary Jahangir Tareen stating that the reply submitted by Tareen was a confession in itself, thus disqualifying him under Article 62 (1) (F) of the Constitution of Pakistan.