Shehbaz fails to satisfy SC in Punjab 56 companies case

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Ayesha Naz in “Think Tank” covered these topics:
• Former chief minister Shehbaz Sharif reached Supreme Court’s Lahore registry as Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar summoned him in a case pertaining to alleged corruption in 56 public sector companies of Punjab on Sunday.
• Asked by the top judge to explain how government officials were “hired on such high salaries”, Shehbaz told the bench that it was not the first time such companies had been formed; in fact, such companies existed in other provinces of the country and had existed before him as well.
Shehbaz then asked the court to allow him a chance to submit his response in the case.
• The Supreme Court suspended Sunday the nullification of nomination forms of the electoral candidates for the upcoming general elections by Lahore High Court (LHC).
The apex court bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, announced the verdict after former speaker of National Assembly and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, and Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) filed petitions earlier in the day challenging the LHC’s rulings on the nomination forms.