Sheikh Rasheed gets green light to con­test elec­tions

SC re­jects pe­ti­tion seek­ing dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion of Sheikh

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IS­LAM­ABAD: Supreme Court (SC) has re­jected the pe­ti­tion seek­ing AML chief Sheikh Rashid dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion in mis­dec­la­ra­tion of as­sets in nom­i­na­tion pa­pers case.

A 3-mem­ber bench of SC presided over by Jus­tice Sheikh Az­mat Saeed and com­pris­ing , Jus­tice Qazi Faez Isa and Jus­tice Sa­j­jad-Ali Shah Wed­nes­day re­jected the elec­tion ap­peal of Ma­lik Sha­keel Awan who had ac­cused Rashid of mis­declar­ing his as­sets.

One mem­ber of bench Jus­tice Sheikh Az­mat Saeed has how­ever writ­ten dis­sent­ing note re­mark­ing the case be sent to full court for fur­ther hear­ing. Fol­low­ing this de­ci­sion of apex court Sheikh Rashid will be el­i­gi­ble to par­tic­i­pate in gen­eral elec­tion-2018.

Talk­ing to me­dia men out­side the court after the verdict, Sheikh Rashid said "God is great; to­day, He be­stowed me with re­spect again. Pen and inkpot has emerged vic­to­ri­ous in the con­stituency of Rawalpindi to­day. Jus­tice Qazi Faez Isa is re­spectable for me. I thank the peo­ple par­tic­u­larly over­seas Pak­ista­nis who prayed for me.

“Had SC de­ci­sion come against me I would have ac­cepted it too be­cause I am nei­ther Nawaz Sharif nor I am by prod­uct of GHQ, he held. I want Im­ran Khan led gov­ern­ment this time in the coun­try be­cause he is a good per­son”, Sheikh Rashid re­marked.

IS­LAM­ABAD: Awami Mus­lim League (AML) Chief Sheikh Rasheed makes a ges­ture of vic­tory after the Supreme Court dis­missed the pe­ti­tion seek­ing his dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion.

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