Monday Oct 02, 2017
ISLAMABAD: 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.
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 was 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 on 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.
Later today, the National Assembly will be take up the Electoral Reforms Bill 2017 for making it into a law.
The bill was recently amended and passed in the Senate to allow a disqualified person to be made a political party leader.