PML-N CWC approves amendment in party constitution

02 Oct, 2017 2:37 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) Central Working Committee (CWC) has on Monday approved amendment in the party’s constitution that also barred a disqualified person from holding any party office.

The recent passage of the Elections Bill 2017– a set of laws to reform the country’s election system – by upper the house of parliament has already paved the way for the former prime minister to once again take the helm of the PML-N.

The meeting of the CWC was held at the Punjab House in Islamabad today after a meeting to amend the PML-N constitution.

The meeting also passed a resolution expressing full confidence on Nawaz Sharif.

The meeting was attended by the party leaders including Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Pervaiz Rasheed, Khawaja Saad Rafiq, Farooq Haider and others.

The party’s general council will meet on October 3 to re-elect the former prime minister as party president.

Sharif will not leave for London till he is re-elected as the party chief. The PML-N’s CWC and general council, a 1,600-strong electorate, has been summoned to elect the party’s central leadership.

The ex-PM had relinquished the position of PML-N chief after his ouster from power under the July 28 verdict of the Supreme Court in the Panama Papers case.

The Representation of Peoples Act 1976 bars anyone who is ineligible to become a member of parliament from holding office in a political party.

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