IHC reserves verdict on maintainability of plea against Shehbaz Sharif

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31 Dec, 2018 1:15 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) reserved the verdict on maintainability of a plea against the appointment of Shehbaz Sharif as chairman of the Public Accountability Committee.

The verdict is likely to be announced today.

The petitioner’s counsel contended that a big problem has emerged in the parliamentary history of the country.

IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah remarked that Shehbaz Sharif is innocent until the case is proved against him in the court. “It is an internal matter of the parliament. The constitution calls for assuring supremacy of the constitution,” he remarked.”

He asked the petitioner to approach the elected representative of his constitution for its resolution in the parliament. “It is a political matter. We cannot ignore Article 69 of the Constitution,” he remarked.

Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani remarked that the speaker has the authority to call any assembly member.

He asked the petitioner how he is the affected person.

He remarked that the case does not come under the court.

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