Sheikh Rasheed gets green light to contest elections
SC rejects petition seeking disqualification of Sheikh
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.