Disqualification: SC admits MPA’s plea, suspends SHC decision
* Review appeal of Shah Jewana Mills rejected
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court accepted the petition of Member of the Sindh Assembly Ahmed Bhabra for regular hearing and suspended the decision of Sindh High Court regarding his disqualification on the dispute of his bachelor’s degree on Wednesday, reports APP.
Chief Justice Nazim Hussain Siddiqui, Justice Javed Iqbal and Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar admitted the petition of Bashir Ahmed. His opponent Rajper Shaukat filed a petition before the Election Tribunal challenging his bachelor’s degree, which was rejected by the tribunal.
Later, the Sindh High Court accepted the petition of Mr Shaukat and suspended the membership of Bashir Ahmed. He filed petition against this decision in the Supreme Court, which was accepted today for regular hearing and the Court adjourned further hearing for February 16.
Senator Wasim Sajjad represented Mr Ahmed while advocate Ibrahim Satti appeared on behalf of respondent Mr Shaukat.
Correspondent adds from Islamabad: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday dismissed a review appeal filed by the Shah Jewana Textile Mills seeking the dismissal of the judgments passed in a tax reference.
The SC bench consisting of Justices Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Rana Bhagwandas and Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan dismissed the appeal on the ground that the appellant’s lawyer was raising new contentions, which were not raised during the main proceedings of the case. The appellant’s lawyer stated that his arguments during the main petition had not been properly recorded.
Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry reminded the lawyer that he had not raised the question of double taxation in the main petition nor was the issue raised in the appeal memo. Shah Jewana Textile Mills, being run by Shahida Faisal, wife of Interior Minister Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat, had challenged the decision of tax imposition by the Central Board of Revenue.