JIT find­ings re­veal Sharif re­ceived salary from FZE Com­pany: SC

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IS­LAM­ABAD: Re­sum­ing his ar­gu­ments be­fore five­mem­ber bench of the Supreme Court on Thurs­day, ousted Prime Min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif’s coun­sel Khawaja Har­ris said that Ar­ti­cle 62(1)(f) of the con­sti­tu­tion could not be ap­plied to any­one merely con­ceal­ing as­sets.

The court was hear­ing a set of review ap­peals filed by Sharif fam­ily mem­bers when Khawaja Haris said that he had been un­able to know any prece­dents in­which the court had dis­qual­i­fied a pub­lic rep­re­sen­ta­tive un­der Ar­ti­cle 62 for con­ceal­ing as­sets.

Cau­tion­ing long-last­ing ad­verse out­comes of life­time dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion term, the coun­sel claimed that the con­sti­tu­tion does not spec­ify such kind of dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion un­der Ar­ti­cle 62.

“My client has been dis­qual­i­fied for life-time on not dis­clos­ing his work per­mit and salary from an off­shore com­pany, [how­ever] nul­li­fy­ing gen­eral elec­tions could only dis­miss him for a sin­gle elec­tion term [five year term],” he fur­ther said.

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