Islamabad: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) candidate Dr. Yasmin Rashid has filed a petition in the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday, seeking a ban on the former prime minister’s political activities.
According to details, Dr. Yasmin Rashid is PTI candidate for NA-120 seat left vacant following the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif by the Supreme Court.
The PTI’s petition requesting that Nawaz be disqualified from holding any post in any political party was filed ahead of Nawaz’s scheduled rally to his hometown of Lahore from Islamabad via GT Road.
The opposition has doubled down on its demand that he step down from his continued role in the PML-N after Nawaz’s disqualification under Article 62 of the Constitution.
The ECP issued a notice on Tuesday, to the PML-N for the appointment of a new party leader, stating that as per the Political Parties Order 2002, a disqualified lawmaker could not hold any office in a political party.
Earlier, on Tuesday, PTI’s leader Babar Awan said that ousted former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is a security risk for the country.