77% of substantial disqualifications
were undertakings and the majority were for 11 (39%) and 12 (33%) year bans.
The basis for the disqualification
of Haroon Akhtar and Sadia Abbasi was their alleged dual nationality at the time of filing of nomination papers- although both claimed to have tried to give up their Canadian and US nationalities respectively.
A five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar had on Feb 14 reserved the judgement on 17 appeals and petitions challenging the length of disqualification
under Article 62(1)(f) for possessing fake degrees.
SC throws out disqualification
plea against PM Abbasi
Islamabad -- Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Thursday acknowledged it was a difficult task to explain Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution, while Advocate Asma Jahangir argued that disqualification
under Article 62 (1)(f) should not be more than five years.
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
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.
"It is important that disqualifications
are properly enforced," it said.
Exceeding these limits can lead to plan disqualification
. Since 401(k) plans are defined-contribution plans, these limits apply.
The CMA has secured the disqualification
of 3 more office fit-out company directors for illegal cartel behaviour, bringing the total number to 6.
have become a routine matter and with every case, a new arena is being explored for disqualification