ECP denotifies Nawaz Sharif from National Assembly

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Following the directives of the Supreme Court, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday issued a notification disqualifying Nawaz Sharif as a member of the National Assembly.

“The Election Commission of Pakistan hereby de-notify Muhammad Nawaz Sharif as Member National Assembly on Pakistan from Constituency No.NA-120 Lahore-III with immediate effect,” reads the ECP notification.

Giving their judgement in the Panamagate case, the SC judges ruled that Nawaz Sharif had been dishonest to the parliament and the courts in not disclosing his employment in the Dubai-based Capital FZE company in his 2013 nomination papers, and thus, could not be deemed fit for his office.

“The Election Commission of Pakistan shall issue a notification disqualifying respondent No. 1 Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif from being a Member of the Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) with immediate effect, whereafter he shall cease to be the Prime Minister of Pakistan,” reads the order, the full text of which is available with Dawn.

“It is hereby declared that having failed to disclose his un-withdrawn receivables constituting assets from Capital FZE Jebel Ali, UAE in his nomination papers filed for the General Elections held in 2013 in terms of Section 12(2)(f) of the Representation of the People Act, 1976 (ROPA), and having furnished a false declaration under solemn affirmation respondent No. 1 Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is not honest in terms of Section 99(f) of ROPA and Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1973 and therefore he is disqualified to be a Member of the Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament),” reads the judgement, elaborating on the technicality that cost Nawaz Sharif his post as the premier.

Shortly after the judgment, Nawaz Sharif stepped down as the prime minister.

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Pakistan desires good relations with all its neighbours: PM

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Tuesday that Pakistan is a peace-loving country and desires good relations with all countries, particularly its neighbours.

Addressing the passing out parade of graduating cadets at Pakistan Air Force Academy (PAF) Asghar Khan in Risalpur, the prime minister said Pakistan, despite its desire for peaceful co-existence, was not oblivious to its duties.

He said cooperation, rather than conflict, and shared prosperity, rather than mutual suspicion, is the hallmark of Pakistan’s policy, state-run broadcaster Radio Pakistan reported.

Sharif said Pakistan’s armed forces are fully capable and prepared to respond to any spectrum of threats. He said the recent counter-terrorism operations have brought tremendous improvement in the internal security environment.

He noted that the PAF, besides guarding the airspace of the country, has played a critical role in Operation Zarb-i-Azb.

The nation has full trust in the country’s armed forces, he said, assuring the government’s full support in equipping the forces to address modern day challenges.

“The nation acknowledges and commends the valour and outstanding professionalism exhibited by the PAF and its leadership at all tiers,” he remarked.

The premier said the concept of national security has undergone a transformation and wars are no longer an exclusive sphere of military forces. As long as nations strive to preserve their way of life, ideological identity and economic interests, wars will continue to be waged in different domains, he added.

Sharif congratulated the graduating cadets and faculty of the academy for maintaining “the highest standards of excellence and professionalism”.

He urged the young graduates to dedicate their energies to make Pakistan fully secure and a well-defended country. “The whole nation stands behind you,” he said.

The prime minister, along with Chief of Air Staff Sohail Aman, witnessed a march-past early in the ceremony.

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