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Sadiq Sanjrani eligible to become acting president: IHC

Sadiq Sanjrani eligible to become acting president: IHC
Islamabad: Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday declared Sadiq Sanjrani eligible to become acting president, rejecting filed petitions seeking his disqualification.

IHC Judge Justice Amir Farooq announced his verdict on filed petitions which he reserved previously on Feb 14.

According to Article 49 of the Constitution, the Senate chairman becomes acting president in the absence of the head of state. However, Article 41 states that the individual needs to be more than 45 years of age.

The petition pointed out that Sanjrani was 40 years old and did not meet the basic requirement to hold the office even in acting capacity.