ISLAMABAD- Speaker of the National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq today dismissed a reference challenging Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s eligibility under Article 63(2) of Constitution.

The reference was forwarded by Advocate Azhar Siddiq on August 3. The advocate had stated that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had defamed Pak Army in his speech during the joint session of the parliament.

Speaker Ayaz Sadiq issued a five-page ruling over the reference, stating that no question could be raised over premier’s eligibility under Article 63(2) of the Constitution.

According to ruling, the Prime Minister enjoys immunity in this case under Article 66(1). The NA Speaker declared the reference notice as baseless and opposite to the facts. It is pertinent to mention here that the matter could be reviewed by Election Commission of Pakistan if NA Speaker fails to give decision.