Shehbaz to head ruling PML-N after ECP de-notifies Nawaz as party president

Published: August 9, 2017


ISLAMABAD: Raja Zafarul Haq, leader of the House in the Senate, has said that it has been decided that Shehbaz Sharif would be the new president of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).

The decision would be announced soon, Haq told BBC Urdu.

According to consultation so far done in the party, most members are of the opinion that the party’s presidentship should be handed over to Shehbaz Sharif, Haq said.

The decision would be taken due to disqualification of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif by the Supreme Court.

The PML-N leader said during the regime of General (retd) Pervez Musharraf, Sharif had been convicted in the plane hijacking case and declared disqualified from politics and Shehbaz Sharif was made the PML-N president.

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To a question, Haq said the struggle of PML-N was against the disrespect of people’s vote.

He said general elections would be held in June next year and a number of political parties had started their political campaign, therefore the PML-N had also decided to make preparations for the elections.

Due to other priorities and administrative and governmental matters, the party could not focus on its organizational matters, but now it had been decided to work more on party matters, he added.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • salman
    Aug 9, 2017 - 12:51AM

    Who will be head of PMLN after SS disqualification? MS? She is going to be disqualified as well. Probably Abid Sher Ali is the most strong candidate within family:)Recommend

  • Adagio for Strings
    Aug 9, 2017 - 2:20PM

    What’s the difference between one thief and the other ???Recommend

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