Elections Act, 2017: SC disqualifies Nawaz as PML-N chief, Senate elections scheduled postponed

Elections Act, 2017: SC disqualifies Nawaz as PML-N chief, Senate elections scheduled postponed

Islamabad (Staff Report): The Supreme Court on Wednesday disqualified former PM Nawaz Sharif as Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) head .

The chief justice, while announcing the verdict in courtroom number 1, said that a person who is disqualified under Article 62 and 63 of the Constitution is not eligible to sign on any document that is needed to nominate someone to the National Assembly or Senate.

The court has ruled out tickets issued by Sharif for the Senate elections to be null and void.

A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising of Justice Faisal Arab and Justice Ijazul Ahsan, heard a case challenging Elections Act, 2017 – a part of which paved way for former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to head the ruling party despite his disqualification as a parliament member.

The Senate elections scheduled for March 3 will also be postponed.