Full text of the Supreme Court order in Nawaz Sharif’s lifetime disqualification

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Friday disqualified former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Jahangir Tareen for life, in a verdict deemed historic by many in the political circles of the country.

A five-member bench of the top court, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, had earlier on Feb 14 reserved the verdict on as many as 17 petitions seeking to determine the length of disqualification under Article 62(1)(f) – the provision under which former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was disqualified.

Sharif, 67, resigned in July last 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.

Friday’s ruling addressed an ambiguity over Sharif’s disqualification and whether he was barred from office for life or a specific period.

Here’s the complete of the apex court in the case:

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