Nawaz Sharif Was Elected Unopposed To The President Post
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Nawaz Sharif Was Elected Unopposed To The President Post : Pakistan

Sharif was elected unopposed, as no other party member submitted nomination papers to contest the election. Sharif managed to regain his party’s top post thanks to an amended bill passed yesterday in the country’s National Assembly.


Opposition leader Imran Khan called the passage of the bill, titled Election reforms Bill 2017, a “black day for democracy”

 Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif, who had to quit as prime minister after he was disqualified by his country’s supreme court, was today elected unopposed to the post of president of his eponymous party, the PML (N), reported Pakistani media.

According to Geo News, Sharif was elected unopposed, as no other party member submitted nomination papers to contest the election for the top party post.

Despite Pakistan’s supreme court disqualifying him from holding any public position, Sharif managed to regain his party’s top post thanks to an amended bill passed yesterday in the country’s National Assembly. The amendment – which almost appears tailor-made for Sharif’s situation – specifically allows politicians disqualified from holding public office to head a political party.

Despite opposition uproar and protests, the PML (N)’s majority in parliament helped the passage of the bill. The timing of its passage was also convenient, as a PML (N) convention was scheduled for today, with the express purpose of electing Sharif as party president.

Opposition leader Imran Khan called the passage of the bill, titled Election reforms Bill 2017, a “black day for democracy”.

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