LHC reserves ruling on Imran Khan’s petition against Shahbaz Sharif

July 18, 2017
Samaa Web Desk


LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) Tuesday reserved its verdict on maintainability of a petition of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan against Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif, Samaa reported.

In the petition, Khan had sought Sharif’s disqualification over alleged violation of his oath as member of the provincial assembly and doing unlawful business.

Today, the court reserved its ruling over maintainability of the petition that was filed by PTI’s lawyer Babar Awan, who gave his arguments before LHC judge Justice Shahid Kareem.

The petition alleged that Sharif remained involved in his private business despite holding a public office; thus he “violated his oath” that he took when he assumed the office of Punjab Chief Minister.

“Shahbaz Sharif…preferred his personal interest over national interest by abuse of his influence and through his official conduct as well as by misuse of his official decisions,” the petition said. – Samaa