Not so easy to disqualify someone for life: CJP

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Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial said on Thursday that it is not so easy to disqualify someone for life.

A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice, conducted hearing on plea filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Faisal Vawda against his lifetime disqualification.

The chief justice, while hearing the plea, observed that no one can be declared dishonest without examining the evidence and the declaration of Article 62(1)(f) can only be given by the court. Justice Bandial further said the Supreme Court in its judgments has set criteria for the application of Article 62(1)(f).

During the proceedings, Vawda’s lawyer Waseem Sajjad argued that the former senator neither hid facts nor did anything in bad faith.

Earlier, during the last hearing, the Chief Justice termed Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution that imposes a lifetime ban on politicians draconian” law.

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