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SC admits review petition of Gilani regarding his disqualification

01 March, 2013

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has admitted review petition filed by former Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani regarding his disqualification.

A 3-member bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry will hear the petition on 6th of March

Earlier in April last year, a seven-member bench of the supreme court headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa had handed out a symbolic punishment to the then prime minister Gilani.

Later a three member bench of the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry upheld the court's earlier decision and Gilani was removed from office, making him the first ever chief executive to be removed for committing contempt.

The conviction had not only left Yousuf Raza Gilani disqualified as prime minister but also disqualified him from contesting as a Member of National Assembly.

The former prime minister had filed an appeal on Feb 2 this year against the apex court's ruling in the contempt case barring him from contesting elections and holding any public office for five years.


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