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PESHAWAR, September 26: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has approved for hearing an application for disqualification of Prime Minister Mr Nawaz Sharif.

The Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf has filed the application, which says the premier had told a lie to the parliament. “The prime minister says he did not ask the Pakistan Army to play role in the settlement of issues between the government and protesting PTI and PAT leadership but the army later rejected Mr Sharif’s statement,” the application adds.

The application of the PTI had earlier been rejected by the registrar of the Supreme Court but later the Chief Justice Mr Nasirul Mulk approved it for hearing.

The first hearing of the case would be held on 29 October. On the other hand, the sit-ins of PTI and Pakistan Awami Tehrik activists in Islamabad have entered the 44th consecutive day. Both the parties have been protesting in the federal capital, asking the prime minister to resign and hold re-elections.

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