The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday (April 15) announced that Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani’s is eligible to assume position of acting president in absence of the president of Pakistan. Earlier the IHC has reserved verdict on the petition on Saturday filed by a citizen.
The petitioner through his counsel had contended before the court that Sanjrani was not eligible to assume office of acting president under Article 49 of the Constitution. He said the minimum age of the president is 45 years under the Article but the incumbent Senate chairman has still not reached this age.
Therefore, the petitioner said, Sanjrani doesn’t meet this criterion and pleaded to the court to stop him from discharging his responsibilities as acting president in absence of the president. After hearing the arguments, the bench had reserved its judgement on the petition in Dec last year.
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25 April, 2019