Nawaz Sharif Re-Elected as PML-N President Unopposed

News Desk6 days ago

A ruling in the Panama Papers case by the Supreme Court cost Sharif six years as president of the PML-N.

The party’s five-member election committee, led by Rana Sanaullah. The election supervisors were Iqbal Jhagra, Ishrat Ashraf, Jamal Shah Kakar, and Khealdas Kohistani.

No one filed candidacy papers to challenge Nawaz Sharif.

During the meeting, the general council will also approve resolutions regarding Palestine, Kashmir, and other issues.

The PML-N had originally said that their general council meeting for the presidential election would take place on May 11. However, the party ultimately chose to postpone the meeting to May 28 in honor of Youm-e-Takbeer, which falls on May 28, 1998, the day that marked the 26th anniversary of Pakistan’s nuclear testing.

It is important to note that following his conviction in 2018, the former prime minister was barred from holding any public office.

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The Accountability Court found Nawaz Sharif guilty in the Avenfield and Al-Azizia charges. In the Avenfield case, the accountability court sentenced Nawaz Sharif to ten years in prison and an eight million pound fine. In the Al-Azizia reference, the court imposed a seven-year sentence. In addition, he was fined US$25 million and Rs. 1.5 billion.

Additionally, the court barred Sharif from assuming a position of public office for ten years.

In the Avenfield and Al-Azizia references, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) cleared him on November 29 and December 12, respectively, of last year. Following the acquittals, the former prime minister ran in the General Elections of 2024 and won in Lahore’s NA-130.

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