Islamabad (July 29, 2017): The President Mamnoon Husain has summoned the crucial National Assembly session on August 1, Tuesday for the continuation of the democratic process which was halted after the Supreme Court landmark decision in which Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was declared disqualified for not fulfilling constitutional requirement as per article 62 and 63.
The president called the NA session on Tuesday at 3pm .
The NA session will elect interim Prime Minister for 45 days. Ruling party PML-N has already been nominated Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as its candidate.
On July 28, Supreme Court had announced its verdict in Panama Case, disqualifying Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for not being Sadiq and Ameen.
The five-member larger bench pronounced its verdict at Court Room No 1.
The court directed that all the materials and cases be sent to NAB for filing references against Prime Minister and other family members.
The court directed the Election Commission of Pakistan to immediately de-notify the Prime Minister as Member of National Assembly.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has been asked to de-notify the prime minister from his National Assembly seat to fulfill the technicalities of implementing the order.
The Supreme Court said the ECP should de-seat the PM for not disclosing his role in the Dubai-based Capital FZE company in his nomination papers, saying that this meant he was not “honest”.
Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, who had headed the apex court’s implementation bench following its April 20 order on the Panama Papers case, announced that the larger bench had unanimously deemed PM Sharif unfit for holding office and would also order an accountability court to open references against him and his family.
The judges ruled that he had been dishonest to parliament and the courts, and could not be deemed fit for his office.