PML-N to re-elect Nawaz as party president today | Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The general council of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz will hold intra-party election on Tuesday, where the party leaders will most likely elect disqualified parliamentarian Nawaz Sharif as president.

The PML-N leaders will hold a meeting of its general council to elect a new party president — a day after central working committee approved an amendment to the party’s constitution, paving Nawaz’s way to lead the party.

According to the party, the amendment to the party manifesto was aimed at getting rid of the ‘dictator’s remnants’.

An address by the former prime minister is also expected following the intra-party polls. 

In its meeting headed by the party’s interim president Senator Sardar Yaqub Nasir at Punjab House on Monday, the committee unanimously accepted the amendment. 

The party leaders expressed confidence and reaffirmed their trust on the party leader. They also paid tribute to the former prime minister for his services during his tenure.

The intra-party election is being held after the National Assembly on Monday passed the Elections Bill 2017, paving way for former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to regain chairmanship of the ruling party.

The bill was also ratified by President Mamnoon Hussain.

A controversial clause in the bill — which was heavily criticised by the opposition — allows politicians disqualified from holding public office to lead political parties. 

News Reporter

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