Islamabad (October 9, 2017): Islamabad issued notices to ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Attorney General, Chief Election Commissioner, Secretary Election Commission, Secretary Establishment Division in the case challenging Nawaz being elected president of Pakistan Muslim League (N).
Petitioner Makhdoom Inqalabi advocate argues that Election Act 2017 passed by the National Assembly and the Senate recently that allows a disqualified person to head a political party is in violation with the basic structure of the constitution.
The petitioner further argues that various cases seeking Nawaz’s election as party president and cancellation of the registration of PMLN are under hearing at various courts pleads the court to stop Nawaz Sharif engage in political activities as the president of PMLN till these cases are disposed by the court.
He pleaded that till the disposal of the pending application, implementation on section 203 and 232 of Election Act be stayed.
The lawyers has also pleaded the court to declare the Election Act 2017 as ultra vires of the constitution.
After issuing the notices to the court adjourned the hearing till November 14.
It is to be mentioned here that recently General Council of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has re-elected Nawaz Sharif as party chief by amending its constitution allowing a person ineligible or disqualified to be member of the parliament to head the party.