SC dismisses petition seeking Sheikh Rasheed’s disqualification

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a request looking for disqualification of Awami Muslim League (AML) chairman Sheik Rasheed.

The appeal, documented by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s Shakeel Awan, who lost the 2013 general election to Rasheed, asserted that the AML chairman mis-pronounced his advantages in his nomination papers and claimed the mistake also.

A three-bench seat headed by Justice Sheik Azmat Saeed and including Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Justice Sajjad Ali Shah had saved the decision on March 20, 2018.

Addressing the media outside the apex court, Rasheed expressed gratitude toward God for presenting him with deference.

“I have done nothing incorrectly and never shrouded any of my advantages,” he said. “God is extraordinary, He has presented me with deference once more.”

In an agree at the PML-N supremo, the AML chairman said he would have acknowledged the decision regardless of whether it was not to support him since he was not Nawaz Sharif.