ISLAMABAD (Pakistan): Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif urged on Friday Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Geo News reports that PML-N chairman Nawaz Sharif will return to lead the country’s election campaign as well as become the prime minister for the fourth time.
Addressing the meeting of the party’s Central General Council, PML-N, Sharif said he was waiting for his elder brother to return to Pakistan and then hold the party meeting so that he could hand over the PML-N chairman to him.
It is worth noting that Nawaz Sharif has been living in self-imposed exile in London since November 2019 for health reasons.
The prime minister added, “The sword of the elections committee was hanging, and that is why this meeting was held.”
Prime Minister Shahbaz has been given the presidency of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz after his predecessor – Nawaz, a three-time prime minister – was disqualified by the Supreme Court and banned from holding any party office, according to Geo News.
He also said that the PML-N needed young leadership, and praised Maryam for her hard work.
“You will see that the map of politics will change when Nawaz Sharif returns to Pakistan,” Prime Minister Shahbaz said.
This statement came a few weeks after Pakistani President Arif Alvi signed the Supreme Court Review of Judgments and Orders Act 2023, marking the first step for Nawaz Sharif to exercise the right to appeal against lifetime forfeiture decisions within 60 days.
Under this new law, appeals can now be filed against court decisions in cases under Article 184(3). The law now applies to previous provisions as well, Sama News.
Pakistan’s Supreme Court disqualified Nawaz Sharif in the Panama Papers case on July 28, 2017.
The Supreme Court barred him from holding any public office for life for concealing an unpaid salary from his son in the Panama case. A year later, while announcing the ruling on petitions challenging the 2017 election law, the court said that a person disqualified under sections 62 and 63 cannot be the head of a political party, Pakistan’s Geo News reported.


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