You can’t minus an ideology: Maryam Nawaz

Says it's for the first in country's history that conspiracies against democracy are being thwarted

News Desk November 21, 2017
Maryam Nawaz with Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: FILE

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.

She tweeted that it was for the first time in Pakistan’s history that conspiracies against democracy were constantly being thwarted.

Maryam praised the party’s parliamentarians and members who continued supporting Nawaz, despite pressure and intimidation.

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.


Ahmer Ali | 3 years ago | Reply In my opinion 1.7 crore people voted PMLN in 2013's general elections and for them Nawaz Sharif may/will be an ideology but for the others Nawaz Sharif is not more than a corrupt and joke personality....
Adagio for String | 3 years ago | Reply Ideology of Corruption Nothing but Corruption Sharif Mafia Ideology
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