LAHORE - The Lahore High Court yesterday accepted an application and ordered registrar office to fix for hearing on June 8 the petitions seeking disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for his alleged involvement in establishing offshore companies and concealing facts from the public.

Pakistan Tehrek-e-Insaf lawyer Gohar Nawaz Sindhu filed the application for early hearing of his petition already pending before the court regarding the issue of Panama leaks. Sindhu made PM Nawaz Sharif, his two sons Hussain Nawaz and Hassan Nawaz, daughter Maryam Nawaz, former interior minister Rehman Malik, the election commission of Pakistan, NAB, FIA as respondents in his petition.

The petitioners stated that the top politicians including the Prime Minister were involved in transferring public money out of Pakistan and establishing off shore companies. They said that public money was invested in offshore companies and it was also not shifted abroad through any legal means.

In other case, the LHC sought final arguments from the counsel in petition asking as to why Khwaja Ahmad Hassaan was attending official meetings as mayor Lahore when he was only elected as chairman of Union Council 107.  A local resident Munir Ahmad filed this petition. Petitioner counsel Muhammad Azhar Siddique said that Kh Hassaan was only elected of Union Council 107 but was heading the official meetings for which only the mayor was authorized.

He submitted that a petition against election of Kh Hassaan for UC 107 was pending and he was holding meetings as mayor.