ECP restores PML-N’s electoral symbol


ISLAMABAD Oct 3 (TNS): The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday disposed of the case of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president and restored the party’s electoral symbol of lion.

The case was heard by a four-member bench headed by Chief Election Commissioner Justice (retd) Sardar Raza Khan. PML-N counsel Faisal Irfan appeared before the commission and informed about the intra-party election that was held today.

It is worth mentioning here that ECP had directed PML-N to conduct poll to elect its new president when Nawaz Sharif left the post after being disqualified by the Supreme Court of Pakistan in high-profile Panama case.

Nawaz Sharif was re-elected as party president today as the government on Monday adopted Electoral Reforms Bill 2017 after its approval in the Senate, National Assembly and by the state executive, paving way for disqualified public office holders to lead political fronts.

A session of the National Assembly approved the bill yesterday before it was signed by President Mamnoon Hussain in the night to make it a law. The law was enacted by the night of October 2nd.