ECP asks PML-N to appoint new party head

  • PML-N's own party constitution suggests appointment of new president within a week if seat is vacant
Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday directed the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) to appoint a new party head following the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif by the Supreme Court.


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The ECP issued a notice today stating that a disqualified legislator cannot hold any position in a political party under the Political Parties Order 2002.

It refers to Article 15 of PML-N’s own constitution, which says that the seat of president will be filled within one week if it falls vacant.

The ECP asked the party to inform the body after electing a new party leader.

It is worth noting that the Supreme Court had disqualified the former prime minister for concealing his job with Capital FZE while announcing judgement of Panama Papers case.

The ECP’s notice comes a day before when Nawaz Sharif is set to leave for Lahore via GT Road along with a rally to garner support for the party.