Islamabad (Monitoring Desk): Supreme Court of Pakistan five member bench headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar has reserved its judgement on Article (1)(f) disqualification duration case.
A five-member larger bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, was hearing several petitions to determine the time-period a lawmaker would remain disqualified after being de-seated in violation of Article 62(1)(f) and other election laws.
Appearing in court today, Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf Ali (AG) appeared in court to present his arguments. Ali asked the court if the disqualification of the lawmakers will even continue after their death, as no time-bar has been set in the law.
The court responded that the disqualification will continue for as long as the declaration holds, adding that the 18th Amendment, passed in 2010, did not determine a time period for disqualification.
Moreover, the chief justice observed that disqualification lasts for a lifetime.