False declaration

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What can happen if a declaration submitted into court is mainly false statements? Can a person be held responsible or is it an out of court statement in which nobody is held reliable?

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The person can be found in contempt and jailed or fined.
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Islamabad -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday accepted for hearing a review petition seeking disqualification of Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah for allegedly submitting a false declaration while submitting his qualification papers for the 2013 election.
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In the ensuing investigation it came to light that PC Coita had made a false declaration in relation to his criminal history when he joined the Metropolitan Police Service.
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Shah concealed and signed the false declaration about his dual nationality, he claimed.
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