PML-N amends party constitution, enabling Nawaz to lead party


ISLAMABAD Oct 2 (TNS): The central working committee of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz on Monday approved an amendment to the party’s constitution, allowing a disqualified member of parliament to lead the party. The amendment would enable former Prime Minister to lead the party once again.

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

The amendment was moved by Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, who is also the general-secretary of the party.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif were also present at the meeting.

The PML-N members also endorsed a resolution forwarded by Climate Change Minister Senator Mushahidullah Khan in praise of Nawaz.

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

Meanwhile, the PML-N has also summoned a meeting of its general council on Tuesday to appoint Nawaz as the party’s president after his removal from office.

Former senator and the party’s chief election commissioner, Chaudhry Jafar Iqbal, will apprise the members of the schedule for the election of party president.

It is quite unlikely for any other PML-N member to file his nomination for the post.