KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday dismissed a petition seeking disqualification of Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah as a member of the Sindh Assembly.
A two-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Ahmed Ali M Shaikh announced its verdict on the admissibility of the petition moved by PTI MPA and opposition leader in the provincial assembly Haleem Adil Shaikh.
The bench dismissed the petition for being non-maintainable. The court had reserved a verdict on the maintainability of the petition after a preliminary hearing on Sept 16.
The petitioner stated that the Supreme Court of Pakistan had disqualified Murad Ali Shah in 2013 over submitting a false declaration about his dual nationality before the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
The chief minister took part in by-election and got elected despite the court order, Shaikh said and argued that the CM was not eligible for holding membership of the provincial assembly.
He pleaded with the court to disqualify CM Murad from the membership of the provincial assembly for a lifetime under articles 62 and 63 of the constitution of Pakistan.