Future party president to implement Nawaz Sharif’s decisions: PML-N

22 Feb, 2018 1:02 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Following the judgement of the Supreme Court disqualifying former prime minister Nawaz Sharif as the president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-), a meeting of the ruling party was held in Punjab House to take make important decisions.

The meeting was attended by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Maryam Nawaz, Parvez Rasheed, Mariam Aurangzeb, Abid Sher Ali, Danyal Aziz, Musaddiq Malik, Tehmina Daultana, Asif Kirmani, Junaid Anwar, Arshad Laghari, Sardar Yousaf and Saira Afzal.

Important decisions regarding Senate elections and response to SC’s verdict will be taken.

The meeting reached the decision that Nawaz Sharif will run the party affairs as party’s leader, while the next party president will implement the decisions of Nawaz Sharif.

On Wednesday, after his disqualification from premiership, Nawaz Sharif was disqualified as the president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.

The decision was announced by a three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar that heard 17 petitions against the recently-passed Elections Act 2017. The court also nullified the section 203 of the Elections Act 2017.

In its short order, the court remarked that only a person fulfilling the sections 62 and 63 of the Constitution can become the party president.

The court also ruled that the ban will be implemented from the day Nawaz Sharif was disqualified

On the order of the SC, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) removed the name of Nawaz Sharif as party president. A notification in this regard has been issued.

The verdict has put a question mark on the issuance of the Senate tickets to the party candidates.



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