Iftikhar Chaudhry files reference against PM Nawaz Sharif

Ex-CJP Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary. PHOTO: FILE

Ex-CJP Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Justice and Democratic Party (PJDC) has filed a reference against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, seeking the premier’s disqualification as he is not Sadiq and Ameen in view of the Article 62 (1) (f) of the Constitution.

PJDC chief Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, a former chief justice, announced at a news conference that his party’s chief organiser in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Sardar Umar Farooq Khan has filed a reference against the premier under Article 63(2) of the Constitution.  According to him, the reference has been filed after detailed investigations related to the premier’s business.

Under Article 63 (2), “if any question arises whether a member of the Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) has become disqualified from being a member, the Speaker or, as the case may be, the Chairman shall, unless he decides that no such question has arisen, refer the question to the Election Commission within thirty days and if he fail to do so within the aforesaid period it shall be deemed to have been referred to the Election Commission” Similarly, the ECP shall decide the question within 90 days from its receipt or deemed to have been received and if it is of the opinion that the member has become disqualified.

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