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a sports term.

(1) The exclusion of an athlete or team from a game owing to a technical violation of rules; this results in the invalidation of the score or place occupied by the individual or team.

(2) The deprivation of an athlete’s or team’s right to participate in competition as a result of a violation of moral and ethical norms of conduct. In certain cases this involves depriving an athlete of his official standing. Disqualification may be conditional, lasting only for a specified period of time. Decisions concerning disqualification are made by sports clubs, societies, federations, and committees.

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Such bar and prohibition shall commence from the date of disqualification and continue till such time that the lack of qualification/disqualification of such person continues in terms of the provisions of Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution.
Meanwhile, in compliance with the Supreme Court's order, renowned lawyer Chaudhry Faisal Hussain has furnished his written submissions, wherein he suggested that parliament is the right forum to determine the time and duration regarding disqualification of parliamentarians under Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution.
A five-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Justice Ijazul Ahsan and Justice Sajjad Ali Shah, has taken up 17 appeals against the disqualification of lawmakers.
The court had taken up a set of 17 appeals and review petitions to determine the length of the disqualification handed down under Article 62 (1)(f) of the Constitution.
A total of six references have been filed with the Speaker - four for disqualification of the Prime Minister, one for disqualification of Imran Khan and another for disqualification of Jehangir Tareen under Articles 63(2) of the Constitution.
Commenting on the disqualifications, Mark Bruce, Chief Investigator at The Insolvency Service, said: This is a very serious case in which monies were extracted from members of the public; not only on the grounds of it being a safe investment, with a good rate of return, but that their money would be used to assist the lives of impoverished communities in Africa.
Supreme Court (SC) affirmed yesterday its decision that dismissed the disqualification cases filed against former President and now Manila City Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada.
Though the new provision gives a muchdiluted protection, the Supreme Court, while quashing Section 8( 4), had relied on Articles 102 and 191 to state that Parliament was empowered only to lay down disqualifications and not protection against disqualification.
The report looked at the use made of powers contained in the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 in relation to disqualification orders related to health and safety failures in the management of companies.
Ideally, the officials themselves will talk fans through videotape replays in more detail than the announcers, who sometimes offer little more than the self-evident word that ``the stewards have determined the incident did not warrant a disqualification.
But the drop in the disqualification rate, down nearly 200 to 1,527 over the last year, is not attributable to directors getting their act together and behaving properly, claimsRichard Hawes, recovery and reorganisation partner at Grant Thornton Cardiff.
Exceeding these limits can lead to plan disqualification.