Pakistan

Nawaz Sharif Is Not Eligible to Lead PML-N

The Supreme Court of Pakistan has announced its verdict that was reserved on petition controversial election Act 2017. The decision was taken by a 3 member bench of Supreme Court of Pakistan lead by Chief Justice (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar. Verdict says that a person or individual disqualified under Article 62 and 63 cannot lead a political party and/or cannot serve as the party head. Therefore according to court’s decision Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif is not eligible to head or lead his own party due to his disqualification, and this will apply from the date of his disqualification so he cannot issue Senate tickets. Nawaz Sharif is no longer head of his own party Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz Group (PML-N) and all of his acts and decisions took by him as a party leader will go null and Void including the Issuance of Senate tickets to the candidates.

The Petition

The petition was filed against the election Act 2017, in which PML-N proposed an amendment in the article after the disqualification of its chief Nawaz Sharif. According to the law, a disqualified person cannot lead or head a party and is not eligible to make decisions as a party leader. PML-N. In September 2017, Senate passed the Electoral Reforms Bill 2017 which had a controversial amendment to keep Nawaz Sharif as a Chairman or party leader even after his disqualification. many petitions were filed by all opposition parties against this electoral reform bill 2017. On Wednesday, February 21st, 2018, Supreme Court of Pakistan gave its verdict that Nawaz Sharif cannot lead his party or he cannot serve as a party chairman of PML-N.

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