Shehbaz Sharif Elected as Acting Chief of PML (N)-HumSub.Tv
Shehbaz Sharif Elected as an Acting Chief of PML (N): A meeting of the Pakistan Muslim League (N) Central Working Committee was held in Lahore. It nominated Shehbaz Sharif as acting president of PML (N) for the interim period. The name of CM Shehbaz Sharif was proposed by ex-prime minister and former president of PML (N) Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.
The meeting was held at the Sharif family’s Model Town residence in Lahore to decide on a candidate to serve as interim president of the party following a Supreme Court ruling that ordered the removal of Nawaz Sharif as party chief. The interim president will be chosen to run the PML(N) for up to 45 days until the party elects a new permanent leader.
Mariyam Nawaz tweeted that Pakistan Muslim League (N) chose Mian Nawaz Sharif as a lifetime head of the party. She added that this proposal was presented by the Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shehbaz Sharif and Senator Raja Zafar -ul- Haq.
According to the party’s rules, PML (N)’s Central Working Committee is supposed to elect an acting party head within a week of its chief’s removal. Following that the party’s general council is required to elect a president within 45 days. Nawaz was removed as president of PML(N) by the apex court on February 22, 2018.
Party leaders including PM Shahid Khaqaan Abbasi, ex-PM Nawaz Sharif, Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif , Chairman PML (N) Raja Zafar -ul- Haq, Speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq, Governor Punjab Rafiq Rajwana, Governor Sindh Mohammad Zubair, Federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal and Railways Minister Saad Rafique were present in the meeting.
The SC ruling had rendered all decisions Nawaz Sharif had taken, in the capacity of the party chief, as null and void. This raises a question mark over the legal status of PML-N’s CWC which has 109 members nominated by Nawaz while he was party president.