ECP removes Nawaz Sharif's name as party president

11:04 PM | 21 Feb, 2018
ECP removes Nawaz Sharif's name as party president
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ISLAMABAD - The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) removed former disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's name as the party president following the apex court's verdict.

ECP removed Nawaz Sharif's name as the party president from its record and said the position now stands vacant.

According to the ECP, the name was removed under orders from the Supreme Court.

The electoral body added that Nawaz's name shall be deemed to have been removed as party president from its election record from July 28, 2017.

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