LHC forms full bench to hear pending cases

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The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Saturday formed a full bench to conduct hearing on a matter pertaining to pending cases against Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leaders Asif Ali Zardari and Yousaf Raza Gillani and former president Pervez Musharraf.

According to details, the bench will be headed by LHC Chief Justice Muhammad Ameer Bhatti. The ten years old cases will be heard on October 10.

Meanwhile, a petition seeking dismissal of 195 Punjab government officials who have entered into a plea-bargain with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in graft cases, was filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Saturday.

Advocate Nadeem Sarwar filed the petition in the high court seeking directives for the provincial authorities to remove all graft-tainted officials from their posts.

Citing the federal government, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and the Punjab chief secretary as official respondents in the petition, he stated that persons having entered into a plea-bargain with the corruption watchdog are deemed to be convicts.

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