LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) has rejected a plea seeking disqualification and removal of Mian Shahbaz Sharif from the office of Chief Minister (CM) being non-maintainable.

It has been pointed out in the plea that Mian Shahbaz Sharif is holding two offices which is illegal according to the constitution.

Justice Shahid Karim of LHC announced the verdict today, on a petition filed by a citizen Shakil Shafi.

The petitioner had prayed the court to order for removal Mian Shahbaz Sharif from his office as CM Punjab.

LHC had earlier reserved judgment on this petition following the completion of proceedings.

The petitioner had pointed out in his petition that Mian Shahbaz Sharif CM Punjab was also holding the office of chairman Mass Transit Authority and under the constitution, he could not hold two offices simultaneously. Therefore, he stands disqualified for holding two offices at a time.

The court inquired during the hearing of the case that it should disqualify CM Punjab under what law.

The petitioner said that he can not remain CM under article 63 of the constitution therefore, he should be disqualified.