Minutes after the National Assembly rejected a bill to prevent a disqualified person from leading a political party, former first daughter Maryam Nawaz said it was impossible to “minus” an ideology, referring to her father, PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif.
ایک شخص،ایک شخص،ایک شخص ،— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) November 21, 2017
ایک شخص کو سب ملکر مائنس کرنا چاہتے تھے لیکن نہ کرسکے کیونکہ وہ ایک شخص نہیں تھا ۔ نظریۓ کو مائنس نہیں کیا جا سکتا
She tweeted that it was for the first time in Pakistan’s history that conspiracies against democracy were constantly being thwarted.
پاکستان میں پہلی بار جمہوریت اپنے خلاف سازشوں کو پے درپے شکست دے رہی ھے ۔— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) November 21, 2017
Maryam praised the party’s parliamentarians and members who continued supporting Nawaz, despite pressure and intimidation.
ہر قسم کے دباو اور دھمکیوں کو برداشت کرکے نوازشریف کے ساتھ ثابت قدم رہنے والوں کو سلام -— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) November 21, 2017
A total of 163 members in the lower house ruled against the bill while 98 members voted in its favour on Tuesday.
NA rejects bill for barring disqualified person from holding party chief post
The bill was tabled days after deposed premier's re-election as head of the ruling party.
Last month, Senate passed clause 203 of the Act, restraining any disqualified person from leading a party.
The Senate ruled that no person, not qualified to become a member of parliament, can hold any party office.
Nawaz stepped down as the head of the PML-N on July 28 following his disqualification on the same day in a landmark verdict by the Supreme Court in the Panama Papers case.
However, on October 3, he was re-elected as president of the party unopposed as no one filed nomination papers for the candidacy in the intra-party elections.
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