ISLAMABAD - An application has been filed in the Supreme Court Tuesday for the constitution of larger bench to hear Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's disqualification case.

The three-judge bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Jawwad S Khawaja, is hearing the petitions filed by Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) Chief Chaudhry Shujat Hussain, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Ishaq Khan Khakwani and one lawyer Gohar Nawaz seeking disqualification of the prime minister.

 Three petitioners are seeking the premier's disqualification under Article 62 (f) of the Constitution - contending that the prime minister had recently given a 'false statement' in the National Assembly regarding involvement of the army chief in negotiation with the leaders of protest camps currently set up in Islamabad.

 Advocate Gohar Nawaz Sindhu one of the applicants in this case on Tuesday filed an application in the apex court, requesting to constitute a larger bench for hearing of this case as important questions are involved in it.

The petitioner said that in the present critical situation, people are looking toward apex court, therefore, a larger bench should be constituted. He stated that interpretation of Articles 62, 63, 66, 69, 227 and 248 are required therefore a larger bench should be constituted.

The applicant tells that his plea will be forwarded before chief justice of Pakistan and he would be intimated about the CJ's decision over his application tomorrow (Wednesday).

After a brief hearing, the plea to disqualify PM was adjourned by the SC until October 2 due to shortage of time.