SC overturns Khawaja Asif’s ‘disqualification for life’

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Moeed Pirzada in “Tonight with Moeed Pirzada” coered these topics:
• Former Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice (retd) Nasirul Mulk took oath as Pakistan’s caretaker prime minister at the President House today.
• The Lahore High Court (LHC) annulled the parliament-prepared nomination papers, terming that the declaration “does not fulfill the mandatory requirements of Sections 132 and 133 of the [Elections] Act�.
• The directives were issued by LHC judge Justice Ayesha A Malik on the constitutional petition filed by legal expert Saad Rasool on behalf of journalist Habib Akram, who had challenged the Section 60, 110 and 137 of the Election Act 2017.
• The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday overturned an April decision of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to disqualify PML-N leader and former foreign minister Khawaja Asif for life.
A three-judge bench headed by Justice Umar Ata Bandial announced its decision on a May 2 appeal by Asif after earlier reserving its decision following the conclusion of arguments from both sides