Islamabad (Staff Report): The Pakistan Muslim League–Nawaz (PML-N) on Thursday issued new tickets to the party’s candidates for the Senate elections.
PML-N chairman Senator Raja Zafarul Haq visited the Election Commission of Pakistan and signed forms of candidates.
Supreme Court’s ruling in the Elections Act 2017 case on Wednesday after which Nawaz Sharif was disqualified as the party head, the PML-N had to issue new tickets.
The apex court declared all the decisions taken by Nawaz Sharif when he was the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) president, including issuing tickets to Senate candidates, null and void.
Earlier, talking to the media outside an accountability court, where he is under trial in connection with three interim and three supplementary references of National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Nawaz rebuked the SC’s verdict to disqualify him as head of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), terming it an act of revenge. He said that the recent decision of the apex court in Election Act 2017 cases was not unexpected. He said that all these decisions are part of revenge-driven accountability.
He said that all court rulings revolved around one person, adding, “Deliberations are being made to disqualify me from politics for life”.
The Supreme Court, on Feb 14, reserved its verdict on appeals regarding the interpretation of Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution with a view to determining the period of disqualification of a member of parliament.
“There is no such law in Pakistan to send a prime minister packing for not taking a salary from his son,” Nawaz said, adding that “black law dictionary” was used to disqualify him.