Pak SC disqualifies ex-PM Nawaz Sharif as President of party

 SMTV Desk 2018-02-22 01:18:38  Pak SC disqualifies ex-PM Nawaz Sharif as President of party
Pak SC disqualifies ex-PM Nawaz Sharif as President of party

Islamabad, Feb 22: Pakistan s Supreme Court on Wednesday disqualified former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as the president of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), saying that all the decisions made by him as the party chief stand "null and void".A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar announced the decision against the Elections Act 2017 passed by the Parliament, which paved the way for Sharif to resume his position as party chief following his disqualification from public office in 2017 over the so-called Panama Papers scandal, Geo News reported.The Chief Justice said that a person who is disqualified under the Constitution of the country is not eligible to sign any document that is needed to nominate someone to the National Assembly or Senate.