Lahore (August 23, 2017): The Consultative Meeting of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz, under the chair of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was held in Jati Ummrah today to discuss various important issues.
According to the details, the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) held on Wednesday a review meeting to amend Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution, which led to the disqualification of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif from office last month.
The meeting, chaired by the ousted PM, was held at Jati Umra. Sindh Governor Mohammad Zubair, federal ministers Zahid Hamid, Saad Rafique, and Danial Aziz, Senator Pervez Rashid, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah, the former premier’s lawyer Khawaja Harris and adviser Irfan Siddiqui, among others, attended the meeting.
The said articles detail conditions on which a lawmaker can be declared eligible for public office.Govt set to amend laws which led to Nawaz’s disqualification
Keeping intact the Islamic spirit of the article, insiders said, it was decided that the tenure of disqualification will be decided in 62-1 F.
Addressing the media following the meeting, Railways Minister Saad Rafique said the party’s legal experts and those that appear on the media regularly to give the party’s point of view were present in the meeting.He said party leaders will be holding a press conference at the Lahore Press Club soon to give a detailed briefing on the outcome of today’s meeting.
Hamid had said on Tuesday that law does not provide as to how long a lawmaker should remain disqualified; which, he added, should be less than five years.On July 28, a five-member bench of the Supreme Court had disqualified Nawaz from the PM’s office for failing to declare a salary, which he had not withdrawn as an executive of Dubai-based company, as an asset when filing his nomination papers in 2013.