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ISLAMABAD – Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari’s immunity under Article 248 of the constitution came under challenge June 25 in the Supreme Court, media reported.
The petitioner, attorney Mahmood Akhtar Naqvi, also referred to Article 43, arguing the president may not simultaneously serve as co-chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party, Dawn reported.
Meanwhile, the Lahore High Court (LHC) formed a three-member bench to hear June 27 petitions concerning the implementation of the high court’s verdict in May 2011 against Zardari’s holding of dual offices, media reported.
The bench will be headed by LHC Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial. Justices Ijazul Hassan and Mansoor Ali Shah will also serve on it.