Sheikh Rasheed disqualification case: Hearing adjourned for two weeks | Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: A three-member bench of Supreme Court on Thursday adjourned disqualification case against Awami Muslim League leader Sheikh Rasheed for two weeks.

The Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan heard the case on the petition of former Member National Assembly and local Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Malik Shakeel Awan. The court accepted the request of Rasheed’s lawyer to adjourn the hearing.

Shakeel Awan in his petition has maintained that the Awami Muslim League leader did not declare his complete financial assets in his nomination papers to the Election Commission of Pakistan.

ECP had earlier rejected Shakil Awan’s petition on disqualifying Rasheed. Awan then submitted an appeal against ECP’s rejection in Supreme Court.

Talking to the media outside the court, Rasheed said Finance Minister Ishaq Dar is accused of money laundering and should resign immediately. “The country is being embarrassed globally,” he lamented.  

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