Fate of politicians should be decided by people of Pakistan: Bilawal responds to SC ruling

Fate of politicians should be decided by people of Pakistan: Bilawal responds to SC ruling

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Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Friday said the fate of politicians should be decided by the people of Pakistan.

“I am of the belief that it’s the people of Pakistan who should make such decisions about the fate of politicians,” Bilawal tweeted after a historic Supreme Court verdict ruled that lawmakers disqualified under Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution will be unable to contest elections for the rest of their life.

Stating that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) “forced the judicialisation of our politics,” Bilawal added, “Naehal(disqualified) Nawaz and Tareen must now face the consequences of their actions.”

SC’s verdict seals the political fate of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, PTI leader Jahangir Tareen and other lawmakers disqualified under the Article 62(1)(f).

The court has ruled that the disqualification will hold until the court declaration disqualifying the lawmaker stands.

Moreover, the judges unanimously ruled that the Constitution states that those not ‘honest’ and ‘truthful’ as per law are banned from Parliament for life.

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