Karachi: The Sindh High Court has rejected PTI leader Haleem Adil Sheikh’s petition to disqualify Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah.
Earlier in July, Adil submitted a request in court stating that in 2012, the Supreme Court had disqualified Shah and directed the Election Commission of Pakistan to initiate an investigation against him for mishandling declaration forms.
The chief minister, defying the judgment of the court, still got elected in the 2014 by-elections, the PTI leader claimed, pleading that Shah’s membership of the provincial assembly should be declared ineligible.
At a hearing on Tuesday, the court ruled Adil’s petition was not admissible and the Supreme Court has already passed a verdict on it.
Later on Thursday, the court released the detailed verdict of the case. It said that the Article 62 (1) does not apply in this case. The court said that the petition has nothing to do with the public interest.
A person can not be disqualified for life for submitting a wrong affidavit once, the court ruling said.