Islamabad: Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Wednesday disqualified Nawaz Sharif as president of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) in the verdict regarding petitions against Election Act of 2017.
While announcing the verdict, the apex court said that a person who does not qualify on the Article 62 and 63 of the Constitution can also not hold the office of presidency of any political party.
“Ineligible person cannot hold the office of a party presidency,” the court said. The court also annulled all decisions made by Nawaz Sharif as the party head. The Chief Justice added, “No parliamentarian was called thief.” Earlier, after hearing the petitions against Election Act of 2017, the Supreme Court had reserved its verdict to decide the political fate of Nawaz Sharif.
The approval of Electoral Reforms Bill 2017 had paved way for sacked premier Nawaz Sharif to become president of the PML-N. It was passed from both houses of parliament despite the bone of contention being its Section 203 which allowed the ex-PM to hold office as the PML-N president....