Pakistan media reports say the verdict was issued unanimously by all five judges of the bench.
Pakistan Supreme Court Disqualifies Nawaz Sharif For Life
Pakistan's Supreme Court on Friday disqualified former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from holding office for life in a landmark verdict that will change the course of the country’s political history, Pakistani media reported.
According to Dawn News TV, the verdict was issued unanimously by all five judges of the bench.
Sharif was disqualified under the Article 62(1)(f) of Pakistan’s Constitution as per which he will be unable to contest elections for the rest of his life.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Jahangir Tareen was among the other lawmakers also disqualified under the said article, the report says.
Dawn News reports that following the verdict, both Sharif and Tareen have become ineligible to ever hold public office.
The decision, read out Justice Umar Ata Bandial, stated that the disqualification of any member of parliament or a public servant under Article 62 (1)(f) in the future will be permanent, the report said. Such a person cannot contest elections or become a member of parliament, it added.
Pakistan’s Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, who was heading the bench, remarked before the verdict was announced that the public deserves "leaders of good character".