Nawaz re-elected PML-N president

Published: October 18, 2016
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: AFP

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was elected unopposed as president of Pakistan Muslim League-N on Tuesday.

Six party leaders were elected as senior vice presidents, i.e. Raja Zafarul Haq as party chairman, while Sartaj Aziz, Sir Anjaam Khan, Sikandar Hayat, Changez Khan Mari, Imdad Hussain Chandio and Yaqoub Nasir.

Stakes high in PML-N intraparty elections

Meanwhile, Pervaiz Rashid was elected as secretary finance, whereas Mushahidullah as secretary information.

Addressing the party’s central council meeting, the premier said he had always ‘desired’ to serve Pakistan. “Pakistan is changing for the better. By building numerous road networks across the country, we are the ones making ‘Naya Pakistan’,” he said.”Loadshedding will end by 2018.”

Taking a jibe at opposition parties, the PM said “Political jokers are misleading people, but we remain unmoved.” The ruling party in Khyber-Pakthunkhwa will soon lose its hold in the region, he added.

PML-N to play hardball on Imran’s home turf

Although the PML-N’s scheduled intra-party polls did not appear to be something out of the ordinary, the timeline; however, mattered a lot. PTI has rolled up its sleeves to take on the federal government in general, and PM in particular, on November 2, promising to bring all activity in the federal capital to a grinding halt.

Insiders in the PML-N believed the gravity of the situation prompted the ruling party to hold intra-party elections.

“This is an activity better left for ‘lean days’,” commented a party bigwig involved in the intra-party elections. “Not to be done when you are in the eye of the storm,” the party stalwart, who wished to remain anonymous, said.

Intra-party elections in PML-N were last held in 2011. The process would later be applied to lower echelons in the next phase, but the schedule for this exercise has not yet been finalised.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • BrainBro
    Oct 18, 2016 - 1:40PM

    So Nawaz was elected as the head of a group that is called PML-Nawaz. That is quite an achievement.
    Does this also mean that in a company where I have 100% ownership, I can ask people to call me the owner of the company?Recommend

  • ironMan
    Oct 18, 2016 - 3:16PM

    did he have any one in competition? Re-elected like musharraf, saddam, husni mobarak? Recommend

  • Anjum
    Oct 18, 2016 - 3:50PM

    elected or selectedRecommend

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Oct 18, 2016 - 4:04PM

    He has a much more known face and figure than other leaders like Bhuttos / Imrans … Recommend

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