Pakistan's Supreme Court has banned previous Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from running in elections for lifetime, ruling on the petition requesting the tribunal whether the highest might encounter again.
Sharif, 67, resigned in July previous year after the Supreme Court disqualified him from holding office over an undeclared source of income, but the veteran leader maintains his grip on the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party.
Pakistan's Supreme Court disqualified deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif from holding office for life today, Dawn News TV reports.
A five-member bench delivered the verdict on the question of the period of the disqualification of a member of the parliament. The bench - comprising Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Justice Ijazul Ahsan, Justice Faisal Arab and Justice Sajjad Ali Shah - had reserved the verdict on February 14.
The court has ruled that the disqualification will hold until the court declaration disqualifying the lawmaker stands.
"The NAB court trial is incomplete and Wajid Zia has also said there is no documental evidence to show that Nawaz took money from his son's company", she said.
Nawaz Sharif is a billionaire Pakistani businessman and the longest-serving prime minister of the country until he was disqualified for life from office. Subsequently, he contested the by-election and regained his seat.