LAHORE – The Lahore High Court has been requested through a constitutional petition to restrain PML-N Chief Nawaz Sharif from contesting general elections.

The petition was moved by Imran Ali, a citizen, through Barrister Javed Iqbal Jaefri on Monday. The petitioner said the PML-N chief was involved in money laundering worth Rs 2 billion by using different tactics. The PML-N head had also caused loss to national exchequer during his rule, the petitioner added.

He added Nawaz didn’t fulfill the criteria mandatory in article 62 and 63 of the constitution to contest general elections.

The petitioner requested the court to issue directions to the Election Commission of Pakistan to reject the nomination papers of the PML-N chief.