Sunday, April 14, 2013

New tribunal formed to hear appeals against Sharifs

The Election Commission of Pakistan has changed the tribunal for hearing the appeals against Nawaz Sharif, president of his own faction of Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N), and his brother Shahbaz Sharif. According to a notification on Sunday, the appeals filed against them have been transferred to the new tribunal, comprising of Justice Nasir Saeed Shaikh and Justice Shahid Wahid. Four appeals were filed against acceptance of nomination papers of Nawaz from NA-120 Lahore. Similarly, 4 appeals were filed against acceptance of candidature of Shahbaz from PP-161. Earlier‚ the election tribunal of Lahore had declined to hear the appeals against both PML-N leaders on personal grounds.