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LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has filed a petition in the election tribunal seeking disqualification of Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif as Prime Minister of the country, ARY News reported.

PTI’s Dr. Yasmeen Rashid, in the petition, stated that PM Sharif is not eligible to stay in office under the Article 62 and 63 of the constitution.

The petitioner said that the prime minister had not declared his assets during the general elections 2013. Yasmeen Rashid had contested the 2013 general elections against Nawaz Sharif from Lahore National Assembly constituency NA-120.

Article 62.1.d of the constitution states that a person can qualify for the membership of the Parliament only if he/she is of good character and is not commonly known as one who violates Islamic Injunctions whereas Article 62.1.e states that the parliamentarian should be sagacious, righteous and non-profligate, honest and ameen, there being no declaration to the contrary by a court of law.

Article 62.1.g states that a citizen can only qualify as a Parliamentarian if he has not worked against the integrity of the country or opposed the ideology of Pakistan.

Article 63.1.g states that the any member who has been convicted by a court of competent jurisdiction for propagating any opinion, or acting in any manner, prejudicial to the ideology of Pakistan, or the sovereignty, integrity or security of Pakistan, or morality, or the maintenance of public order, or the integrity or independence of the judiciary of Pakistan, or which defames or brings into ridicule the judiciary or the Armed Forces of Pakistan, unless a period of five years has elapsed since his release will result in his disqualification.

Article 63.1.h mentions that the disqualification of the parliamentarian will also take place if he/she has been, on conviction for any offence involving moral turpitude, sentenced to imprisonment for a term of not less than two years, unless a period of five years has elapsed since his release. ARY News

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