Lahore – The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday accepted an intra-court petition seeking trial of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif under Article 6 of constitution for hearing.
A division bench headed by Justice Aminudin Khan today heard the intra-court petition filed by Iqtidar Haider and announced its reserved decision to declare the petition maintainable.
The petitioner has claimed that defying the merit, PM Nawaz had appointed his daughter Maryam Nawaz as chairperson of Youth Loan Scheme which was a blatant violation of the Constitution and pleaded the court to conduct his trial under Article 6.
The bench had reserved its decision on the maintainability of petition on Thursday.
The court issued notices to the respondents – the federal government, foreign ministry, Director General Immigration, Inspector General Punjab and National Accountability Bureau (NAB) – for May 20 and adjourned hearing of case.
Maryam had stepped down as chairperson of scheme in November last year, days before LHC was due to announce its decision on Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) petition challenging her appointment.
Following her resignation, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MNA Leila Khan was appointed as new chairperson the scheme by PM Nawaz.