Islamabad (Staff Report): The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday rejected pleas seeking removal of Nawaz Sharif’s name from the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).

The electoral body had reserved its judgment on the petition on Tuesday after hearing arguments on four separate petitions .

The petitions sought the cancellation of registration of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, however, the electoral body rejected the pleas and did not pas any orders to remove the name of Nawaz Sharif from his party.

The petitions were filed by Pakistan Awami Tehreek’s Khurram Nawaz Gandapur, Abrar Hussain Raza, and others in the pretext of disqualification of Nawaz Sharif as a lawmaker in the Panama Papers case.