Shahbaz Sharif reinstated as Punjab Chief Minister

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Islamabad, Mar.31 (ANI): Deposed Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has been reinstated on the post following a Supreme Court's stay order against its earlier judgment which disqualified the Sharif brothers' from contesting elections and holding office.

The apex court bench headed by Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jilani ordered Shahbaz Sharif's government to be restored with immediate effect till the court announces a final verdict in the eligibility case.

"The supreme court has suspended the February 25 decision," The News quoted a lawyer and leader in PML-N, Syed Zafar Ali Shah, as saying.

Shahbaz Sharif and Pakistan Muslim Laegue -Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif were disqualified from contesting election by the Supreme Court on February 25 following which a large scale public protest was carried out across the country, and an unprecedented political turmoil was witnessed.

Later, after the government reinstated the judiciary and Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, after which a review petition was filed in the Supreme Court on March 19.(ANI)

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