ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan has once again issued a notice to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif over failing to appear for the hearing of the case regarding the interpretation of Article 62-1 (F), Samaa reported.
A larger bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, heard the case on Tuesday.
The court had ordered Chairman Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Tareen to appear in the court by themselves or via their respective counsel.
The PTI leader was present in the hearing but Sharif was absent, on which the court issued him notice.
The bench also appointed Muneer A. Malik and Barrister Ali Zafar as amicus curiae.
In the hearing, CJP remarked that the judiciary wants all parties to present their stances before the court, saying, “Those who are not a party to the case have been forwarded a notice as well,” he remarked.
The court served another notice to Sharif and ordered him to attend the hearing on Wednesday.
It is pertinent to mention that 14 Parliamentarians had filed petitions against indefinite disqualifications of lawmakers under Article 62-1 (F). All the similar petitions have been clubbed together and a larger bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, was formed.
PML-N Chief Nawaz Sharif and PTI leader Jahangir Tareen have already been disqualified by the apex court.