PTI wants CJP Isa, CEC to look into Nawaz's election as PML-N president

PTI spokesperson rejects propaganda against Imran Khan, says nation will deal with those who deviate from Constitution, law

Mumtaz Alvi
PTI wants CJP Isa, CEC to look into Nawazs election as PML-N president
Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif congratulates his brother Nawaz Sharif on being elected unopposed as PML-N President at party's general council meeting in Lahore on May 28, 2024. — INP
  • Nawaz Sharif gets elected as PML-N President after six years.
  • Ex-PM had lost party's presidency in 2018 due to a court ruling.
  • PML-N's general council meeting elected him "unopposed".

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has called on Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Qazi Faez Isa and Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja to look into Nawaz Sharif's election as Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president, The News reported on Wednesday.

"The election commission and the supreme court should take notice of the unopposed election of the fugitive and analyse it on the same criteria on which the fair elections of the PTI were tested," the PTI spokesperson said.

"The nation is watching every role sitting on the state thrones very carefully and will deal with those who deviate from the Constitution and the law," he added.

The former ruling party's remarks come as Nawaz, a three-time former prime minister, was elected as the PML-N President "unopposed" — six years after a court ruling had removed him from office.

Nawaz had lost the prime minister’s office in 2017 and the presidency of his party in 2018, as a result of the Panama Papers ruling.

However, he was elected as the party president today once again as no other party leader submitted their nomination papers against the party supremo for the top post.

PTI's objections refer to its own woes with the intra-party elections that were scrutinised by the ECP and eventually led to the party losing its "bat" electoral symbol before the February 8 polls.

The party then held its intra-party elections on March 3 which too have been challenged with the ECP raising questions over the current "status" of the former ruling party after losing "its organisational structure on lapsing of 5 years".

Terming the PML-N as "nothing more than the personal estate of the Sharifs and the inheritance for their young children," the PTI spokesperson rebuked the "venomous propaganda" against its incarcerated founder Imran Khan stressing that the former premier and the party were "guardians of national interests and would fight against the corrupt and oppressive regime until the end".

The spokesperson further rejected the PML-N statements May 28 "Youm-e-Takbeer" celebration as "absurd" stressing that the government was attempting to use the national atomic program for their political gains and using public funds to that effect.

Underscoring that Pakistan's nuclear program was a great national asset which was acquired by the nation by "cutting its belly," he lauded the scientists for making the country a nuclear power and stressed that the program was materialised owing to the competent, hardworking and intelligent patriotic scientists under the unwavering leadership of Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan.